The Bowery Mission Rooftop Garden

The Bowery Mission in New York have created a rooftop garden to supply food to help homeless men.

If you’ve ever frequented the many-fabled NYC street known as the Bowery, chances are you’ve crossed the red doors of the Bowery Mission. The downtown organization is well known to New Yorkers for its continued (the Mission was founded way back in 1879) efforts to assist homeless men and get them back on the right track in life, but what you may not know is that just this weekend, they inaugurated an awesome farm right on their roof! Since the Mission and its donors helped provide 356,000 meals and 34,000 bags of groceries this past year, it makes a lot of sense to have a place where they can grow some of the food themselves, which would not only cost a lot less money but would also mean fresher, more local produce (and did you know that “Bowery” comes from the Dutch word “bouwerij” which means “farm?).

Story from: Inhabitat NY


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