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Community Garden Makes A Difference In The Bronx

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A once blighted plot on Prospect Avenue now sees fertile soil that feeds a community.

By Sean Adams
WCBS New York
Nov 14, 2016

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“The population now is mostly Mexican population, so you’ll see papalo, pipicha, epazote, cilantro. There are some African-Americans as well in the garden, so you’ll see collards, and kale, and swiss chard,” Washington said.

It’s healthy, nutritious food that otherwise would be too expensive or not available.

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Singapore: Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, and Trade and Industry Opens New Community Garden

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Community members tending their plots at the Eng Kong and Cheng Soon Community Garden yesterday. PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Applicants ballot for the 90 plots available, for $50 a year. All have been taken up.

By Lin Yangchen
Straits Times
Nov 13, 2016

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The 50m by 44m garden near Toh Tuck Road was started by the Eng Kong and Cheng Soon Neighbourhood Committee at a cost of $22,500 and paid for by contributions from residents.

The garden was officially opened yesterday by Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, and Trade and Industry. It is the latest addition to nearly 1,000 community gardens in Singapore.

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November 21, 2016   Comments Off on Singapore: Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, and Trade and Industry Opens New Community Garden