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10 inspiring urban gardens

March 28, 2012, 10:57 a.m.
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Photo: Hattie Carthan Community Garden

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Brooklyn, N.Y.

Community gardens are volunteer-driven efforts, requiring lots of helping hands. Named after a tireless advocate for greenspace, the Hattie Carthan Community Garden in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood has been keeping alive agricultural skills in one of the most crowded boroughs in New York since 1991.