New York Times profiles AV Youth and the Red Hook Community Farm

"...Red Hook, an ancient finger of city waterfront that is lined with the husks of faded industry and old piers, sits two clear miles across New York Harbor from Wall Street. It is another galaxy.

There, on nearly three acres of asphalt that have been covered with 18 inches of topsoil, the Red Hook Community Farm operates in an economy that rises from the actual, not the imaginary: lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, collard greens, arugula, dandelion, radicchio, Chinese cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, beets, radishes, squash, cucumber, zucchini, and beans and herbs — oregano, sage, thyme, mint, six different basils..."

Read the full article: Sweat Equity Put to Use Within Sight of Wall St.

Photo: Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times

Photo: Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times