Tiny city farms taking root in backyards
By Janet Whitman, Financial Post August 24, 2010
Extrait: New York City is dotted with more than 10,000 acres of unused land and Stacey Murphy would like to see it lush with tomatoes, cucumbers and arugula.
The architect-turned-urban farmer started a business in Brooklyn last summer that’s turning backyards, vacant lots, and school property into organic garden plots.
With the motto, « You have the land, we grow the produce, » Ms. Murphy’s company, BK Farmyards, offers a new twist on sharecropping.
In exchange for some « seed » money and a sizable share of the harvest, her team will show up in private backyards and empty lots to install planting beds and irrigation systems, plant, and then tend to the crops for the growing season.
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