Helping City Dwellers Turn Vacant Lots into Gardens
NOVEMBER 12, 2012 Paula Segal is on a mission to connect city dwellers with the vacant lots in their lives and on their street corners. She dug deep into New York City data and discovered 596 acres of public land sits empty in Brooklyn alone. In just 18 months, she’s helped community members establish gardens in 65 different lots. Her non-profit project, also called 596 Acres, is making a difference for gardeners and neighbors across the city.