An 8,000 Square Foot Student Farm Grows in Brownsville, Brooklyn
Throughout New York City’s five boroughs, there are thousands of acres of city land sitting completely empty. One such lot sits across the street from P.S. 323 in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Once filled with weeds and trash, the 8,000-square-foot lot is currently being transformed into a lush educational student farm by teacher Nora Painten. Painten successfully raised more than $24,000 through Kickstarter to help fund the farm, which will have a chicken coop, bee hive, outdoor classroom, and dozens of vegetables and herbs. Over the next month, Painten is hosting volunteer days to help bring the farm to life.