Community Gardens: Hot and Under Attack

Community gardens and urban farms could be negatively affected by law changes
Community gardens and urban farms could be negatively affected by law changes

Is New York City the "greenest" American city? Not if you consider the recent two-steps-back the city and state have taken concerning community gardens. TreeHugger reports on testimony last week that reveals that New York State has weakened rules that were set in 2002 to protect community gardens from development.

If other states and cities follow suit it may threaten to reduce the number of community gardens and urban farms blossoming across the country.

Renters play a major role in these gardening efforts and the positive community development they enrich.