Community came together to open an oasis of fresh produce for residents
Community organizer Willy Davis changed a blighted vacant lot into the Green Acre Community Greenhouse in Paterson - which officially opened on Tuesday morning. The initiative is funded by the United Way, built by Habitat for Humanity, and is powered by High-End Electric."So instead of drugs and guns, it's fruits and vegetables because of this man," said Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh. Davis started five years ago simply planting vegetables in the vacant lot. But he knew it needed to be bigger to address the needs of the neighborhood. There are all types of greens, melons, corn, cabbage, and tomatoes - all for sale for a nominal price from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
08.10.20 | 02:40 | CC