Gallery: Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Comp...

The Liz Christy Community Garden has been growing since 1973. It was New York's first community garden. (Image © Garrett Ziegler via Flickr)

With the ever-increasing interest in local food and urban agriculture, it’s easy to understand the growing popularity of community gardens. A new survey from GrowNYC shows that New York City’s community gardens are helping to create more sustainable neighborhoods. Of the gardens surveyed, a whopping 80 percent produce food for their community, 65 percent compost, and 43 partner with at least one school!

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