Urban garden project transforms Kelly Street in Longwood

A strip of once-dilapidated buildings in Longwood has been flipped and is helping to make the Bronx greener. The five rehabbed buildings on Kelly Street

The rehabbed buildings and outdoor space will grow

The rehabbed buildings and outdoor space will grow produce and manage storm water.

THE BRONX - A strip of once-dilapidated buildings in Longwood has been flipped and is helping to make the Bronx greener. 

The five rehabbed buildings on Kelly Street are a far cry from what they used to be. As previously reported by News 12, neighbors complained for years about poor conditions, which included a backyard filled with trash and rats. 

That same backyard is now a green urban garden that will produce $43,000 worth of food each growing season and will help to manage more than 250,000 gallons of stormwater a year. 

Workforce Housing Group received $237,000 in funding from the Department of Environmental Protection for the project. 

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