From Brooklyn to Manchester: 596 Acres

This is a movement focused on bringing public land back to the public.  One person noticed that within Brooklyn, U.S., there was 596 acres of unused public land and so began a process whereby the public are made aware that this land is vacant and available. This organisation focuses on enabling others to grasp the opportunity to turn their local land into gardens, farms, play spaces and other local intitiatives.  It has even spread across the world as far as Berlin, Germany and my local Manchester, UK:

http://596acres.org/mission-and-story/

http://596acres.org/maps-for-other-cities/

https://loveoldtrafford.wordpress.com/growing-spaces/

 

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