31 Oct '12, 11pm

More sad news from NYC's flooded urban farms.

More sad news from NYC's flooded urban farms.

Yesterday, we brought you the sad story of the Brooklyn Grange’s lost beehives . Today, there’s more bad news on the urban farm front in New York City. From Brooklyn to Manhattan, some farms fared OK while others were entirely drowned. Brooklyn Grange Some of the Grange’s destroyed beehives. The New York Observer reports: The Red Hook Community Farm was under more than two feet of water during the storm, executive director Ian Marvy told us. Even the crops that remain after flooding are a total loss and cannot be sold or donated because of water pollution. The farm also lost two bee hives; it’s unclear how much of the equipment can be salvaged. It is likely that flood waters also destroyed Battery Urban Farm in Lower Manhattan. Phones were not working and emails to staffers went unanswered, but reports of extensive flooding on the streets surrounding the farm leave little ...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/nycs-urban-farms-gasp-for-air-after...

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