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America's largest urban farm takes root in Pittsburgh | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Perched on a hill high above the Monongahela River on Pittsburgh’s South Side, the old St. Clair Village is a site ripe for rebirth if there ever was one. Once dominating a small residential neighborhood of the same name, St. Clair Village was a 1950s-era public housing project that, at its peak, housed over 900 families spread across a sprawling complex of row houses and low-lying brick apartment buildings. Largely isolated from surrounding neighborhoods and wracked by violent crime, the Pittsburgh Housing Authority-managed community eventually fell into serious decline as its population dwindled in the late 20th century. In 2005, a huge swath of the deteriorating compound was demolished. Five years later, any remaining residents were evicted and St. Clair Village was razed entirely. Since then, the hillside site has sat empty — an eyesore, a plus-sized patch of blight, a...

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