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10 inspiring urban gardens

By: Enrique Gili on March 28, 2012, 10:57 a.m.
garden rows in front of city buildings

Photo: Capital District Community Gardens

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Troy, N.Y.

Post-industrial cities left in the lurch have a future in urban agriculture. The Capital District Community Gardens of upstate New York is one of the oldest and most active organizations in the United States designed to promote healthy local food systems. It operates 47 community gardens in small cities clustered near the Hudson River that help to feed 3,700 members annually with their bounty.