For some months now, I’ve been toying with the idea of having a veggie garden. This has proved to require more thought than you would think because, a) I don’t have a garden and b) I have very minimal window sill space. I’ve considered renting an allotment..but am not even sure if they are that easy to come by. I’ve seen a few here and there but not near my flat, and knowing me..I just won’t go after a while. That being said, the most ‘promising’ spot I saw was in very close proximity to a load of traffic and public transportation..hmm..not sure I want my tomatos tasting like exhaust.
Crop mob is primarily a group of young, landless, and wannabe farmers who come together to build and empower communities by working side by side. Crop mob is also a group of experienced farmers and gardeners willing to share their knowledge with their peers and the next generation of agrarians. The membership is dynamic, changing and growing with each new mob event.
It sounds fantastic! Getting to farm, get your hands dirty without worrying about renting landspace or fighting with your windowsill. I must say I am tempted to try it out..The NYC Crop Mob has a Facebook page – check it out if you are interested. It looks like the next mob will be on April 11th at the East Flatbush High School for Youth Service Farm. If you are in the area, be sure to sign up!
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