On this warm and breezy day we took a local trip to La Finca del Sur. The group wanted to visit other urban gardens/farms in the Bronx in order to share stories, ask questions and make friends with similar interests. La Finca aims to address issues of food access, environmental justice, and empowerment—all issues we are interested in at Applegate Garden! Even more coincidentally, La Finca and Applegate Garden are just a 5 minute walk from each other!
Nancy, one of the head farmers, welcomed us to the farm. We got a tour of the very impressive grounds. Like us, La Finca grows tomatoes, peppers, corn, and herbs. La Finca also grows lots of lettuce, sweet peppers, eggplants and much more. Nancy also told us how La Finca came to be and what their future ahead may look like. Before leaving we all made sure to try our their swing!