Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, where 75 percent of children are born in poverty, has few venues for healthy local produce. Occupy Wall Street Sustainability and EcoStation:NY hope to change that by building a 12,000 square foot “Farm in the Sky” this spring. The ambitious project will harness grassroots fundraising and Permaculture Design smarts to provide food for local schools, restaurants, and farmers markets. The groups launched a fundraising campaign on WePay to raise money for the venture, which includes a mobile education lab, monthly skillshare and workshop events, and an Eco-Summit, in addition to the rooftop farm.
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