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Rosemary’s Rooftop Farm in Downtown Manhattan, New York City

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A Secret Roof Garden in Greenwich Village

By Ella Quittner
Gardenista
May 15, 2017
(Must see. Mike)

Excerpt:

Walking into Rosemary’s restaurant in Greenwich Village, you would never guess there’s an edible garden overhead. But head to the back of the room to climb the metal staircase—and you will discover the source of many of the fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables on the rustic-Italian menu, including the lemon balm for that fizzy cocktail you’re eyeing (go on, order it).

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The State Of Urban Agriculture in Toledo

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Glass City Goal Gal, Liz Harris, In the goat pen on Mentor St.

In Rust Belt cities like Toledo, where populations are dwindling and vacant lots abound, urban farms are community-driven solutions that lend a progressive thinking to the renewal process.

The Toledo Paper
Aug 30, 2017

Excerpt:

How can Toledo government support urban farming initiatives seeking to out healthy food in neighborhoods that need it the most? Smart legislation provides one potential answer.
Legislation has always played a central role in the use of land and resources. A recently championed “Right to Grow Ordinance,” prompted by the city’s treatment of Thomas Jackson, is the work of a team of experienced urban agriculturists, a zoning expert, and an attorney at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, formed by Sean Nestor, co-chair of the Lucas County Green Party ( and sometime City Paper contributing writer).

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