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City Green opens new urban gardening site

A community gardening project in North Jersey has opened a new site, news which may interest greenhouse enthusiasts.

Wyckoff non-profit organisation City Green, which promotes urban community green spaces and runs educational programs in schools across the area, officially opened a new five-acre farm in Clifton last week, NorthJersey.com reports.

"We're already growing food there," said Jennifer Papa, the group's executive director. "We'll have a children's garden. We're marketing some of the produce at the Clifton farmer's market."

City Green is paying the Clifton authorities $1,000 a month and plans to put $75,000 into rehabilitating the farmhouse that still stands on the property.

It also holds an option to renew the lease at the end of the current five-year term.

"Our grand scheme is to move our offices there," Ms Papa said. "We also plan to put in a commercial kitchen, where we can teach high school kids to cook."