A Farm Grows in Brooklyn

Meet Oscar Reginald Seaton, a Jamaican transplant living in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, who discusses the “urban farm” in his backyard. For over 40 years, he’s been growing cabbage, tomatoes, scallions, peas, radishes, and cucumbers, which he grows from his own seeds. See also A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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2 thoughts on “A Farm Grows in Brooklyn

  1. Maya,

    This is a lot like this: http://www.myspace.com/rinconcriollo

    I focused my MA Thesis on the Casita Culture in NYC. These little homes away from home that were built in formerly abandoned lots. This one, Rincon, is one of the biggest and considered “open” on the weekend for guests to learn about Caribbean food, dance, music. These are all built on the style of PueroRican vernacular architecture and all include gardens, and many of them grow food eaten in traditional PR dishes.

    NYC has threatened to close them and repossess the land, but last I hear, the communities have successfully fought against it.

    Thanks for linking this video…brings me back to memories of my research and my family’s history.

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