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Gardens NYC: Patrick's Place

  • Urban gardening comes up from underground.

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    There's nothing new about urban gardening. The Romans grew food on rooftops. Schoolyards and vacant lots have hosted veggie plots for centuries. So today's city agriculture explosion is really just a reclamation of our heritage. And nowhere is it more prevalent than Brooklyn, where Patrick Nagel (no, not that Patrick Nagel) gets his green thumb dirty every day. Born and raised near Detroit, Patrick's been planting since he was a kid. Now, he gets busy with veggies and flowers on his rooftop and with guerilla seed bombs in the streets. As urban gardening climbs out of the underground and into the mainstream, Patrick's happy to be along for the ride.

    "Patrick's Place" is nominated for 2011 Webby for Best Documentary Episode! Vote here.


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