As the Pandemic Continues, Urban Gardening Is Growing on New Yorkers
in ,

As the Pandemic Continues, Urban Gardening Is Growing on New Yorkers

Samuel’s Food Gardens (Photo courtesy of Samuel S. T. Pressman)

Samuel S. T. Pressman had wanted to build a food garden on the rooftop of his Clinton Hill apartment for years. The artist and sculptor had lived on a farm when he was younger and had studied Sustainable Environmental Systems at Pratt. But in a city with a “time is money” mentality, he never found the right moment to start his passion project. 

That changed when New York underwent a statewide Pause order in mid-March. Now, Samuel’s Food Gardens is tackling the city’s food insecurity problem by providing fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to community gardens that advocate for food security. “I wanted to explore what most people’s living situation is here,” Pressman said, “where they don’t have any…

Read the whole thing here

What do you think?

87 points
Upvote Downvote

Written by Punchland Staff

You N Me Sellin’ Weed

You N Me Sellin’ Weed

Lil Mosey, Lunay – Top Gone

Lil Mosey, Lunay – Top Gone