A Farm Grows in Brooklyn

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    This is not Brooklyn

    Students at one Brooklyn high school won't learn about farming from textbooks in the near future.

    They'll learn directly from the soil.

    Students at the High School for Public Service in East Flatbush plan to break ground in April on a 10,000-square-foot vegetable farm on their campus' front lawn. The first crop of vegetables could be harvested in June.

    Principal Ben Shuldiner says the goal is to teach the skills and science behind farming. Fresh produce will also be offered to the community.

    Senior Elliot Bowman says it's difficult to find fresh produce in the neighborhood.

    Urban farming collective BK Farmyards will design and operate the farm, which is expected to cover the school's entire 1-acre yard in four years.