BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - City life is taking a turn for the green on Buffalo's eastside.
A little bit of country is coming to the queen city in the formof a gift that will keep on giving every growing season.
Western New York Americorps joined an army of volunteers atFillmore and Glenwood for a "Green Day of Service" at the QueenCity Farm. Volunteers helped spruce up the farmland and surroundingneighborhood. But Thursday's big project was clearly the buildingof a greenhouse, donated by The Home Depot.
CEO of WNY Americorps Mark Lazzara said, "When we were lookingfor a project to deal with green and hunger and recapturing theland, this was the perfect project. So we submitted it to ournational conference, they chose it, and today we're building agreenhouse and tilapia farm here at Queen City Farm."
Founder of Queen City Farm Rod McCallum added, "Basically whatwe're hoping it does for the community, is provide opportunity formembers of the community to interact and build relationships andbuild a fabric and foundation of what a strong communityneeds."
In just two years, the Queen City Farm has grown to two-thirdsof an acre. Eventually, many of the vegetables grown here will goto market to assist the local economy and support the farm'sfuture.
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