Green City Force teaches sustainability to NYCHA tenants

Participants receive hands-on experience, a stipend and money toward their education. (4/25/14)

BROOKLYN - Some public housing residents are getting ready for successful futures while making their communities greener. 

It's all part of the Green City Force program, which teaches NYCHA tenants from across the city about sustainability while they harvest locally sourced produce. 

Participants not only receive hands-on experience for jobs in the green industry, but they're also rewarded with a $500 stipend every two weeks. Everyone who completes the six-month program then gets $2,700 toward their education. 

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The food is grown on a one-acre farm in Brooklyn, and is donated to families in areas where fresh produce is harder to come by.

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