US (NY): Rooftop greenhouse in the bronx provides residents with a healthy diet, year round

There is a fundraising effort underway to build a new greenhouse on top of an apartment building in the Bronx, to give locals year-round access to healthy produce. The nonprofit Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) built and operates Intervale Green, the largest Energy Star-certified affordable housing development in the country. The organization built the rooftop farm, which is free for building residents to use.

"We really looked around the neighborhood and realized there were limited food options. And we were really concerned, especially given the statistics here and in the Bronx and the South Bronx about health. And so we really wanted to make sure that we created a space for people to farm," said Kerry McLean, the director of community development for WHEDco.

Since the harvest season started about two weeks ago, residents have already picked hundreds of pounds of produce.


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