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Community garden grows in Schenectady's Vale Cemetery

Vale Urban Farm coordinator Cathy Winter explains the cemetery-based garden's new operating method. In exchange for garden work, members receive a share of what grows there.
Vale Urban Farm coordinator Cathy Winter explains the cemetery-based garden's new operating method. In exchange for garden work, members receive a share of what grows there.
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A garden plot in Vale Cemetery has been transformed into a community-supported agriculture operation that will provide harvest shares in exchange for garden work. The Vale Urban Farm has an operating model that is likely the first of its kind, said Cathy Winter, its coordinator. People who join the endeavor are asked to contribute eight hours of garden work a month in exchange for a percentage of what’s grown. Ten-by-ten-foot community garden plots, where members ...


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