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A Patch of the Bronx Where the Corn Is as High as a Cabdriver’s Eye

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Manuel Gomez, a driver, eats corn that he helped grow. Credit Christian Hansen for The New York Times

“I bring the lunch for everybody from that tomato,” he said.

By Kate Pastor
New York Times
AUG. 27, 2015

Excerpt:

Summer is the slowest season for cabdrivers, when they must find ways to pass the time between passengers. Some recline in the seats of their cars; others relax outside.

But Mr. Santana, 66, and other Seaman drivers spend their downtime tending a small farm off Johnson Avenue in the Spuyten Duyvil section of the Bronx, near Riverdale.

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August 28, 2015   Comments Off on A Patch of the Bronx Where the Corn Is as High as a Cabdriver’s Eye

Our view: Urban farming still a dream in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Gaia Gardens Santa Fe, New Mexico. Shots from the air.

The city needs to write its urban agricultural ordinance — not after the next farm starts, but before.

Editorial: Santa Fe New Mexican
Aug 19, 2015

Excerpt:

However, at the heart of the debate is whether Santa Fe is serious about promoting urban agriculture, something that Los Angeles and even New York City have been able to do. Santa Fe, despite its talk, is not finding ways to help farms thrive.

Whatever happens to Gaia Gardens, the city needs to write its urban agricultural ordinance — not after the next farm starts, but before.

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August 28, 2015   Comments Off on Our view: Urban farming still a dream in Santa Fe, New Mexico