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Gioya Desouza-Fennelly has been gardening for over 20 years in New York City, first at Penny Harvest Garden and now in a plot at Columbia University, Manhattan. Due to Penny Harvest Garden’s proximity to I.S. 143, Gioya has been able to build a connection between youth and nature through a wide range a mentorships. The garden plays a central role in the neighborhood, bringing together different generations into a common green…


Chickens Come to Roost in Brook Park

A chicken coop has arrived in Brook Park and residents like 56-year-old Danny Cruz say they aren’t quite sure what to make of these new, clucking neighbors.... For full article go to: