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Lexington Avenue Urban Farm vandalized

October 14, 2017 11:10 PM

The people who run Rochester's Lexington Avenue Urban Farm are trying to understand why someone would break in and vandalize the property.

The farm was vandalized Friday night. Pictures from the farm's Facebook page shows damage to multiple fruit trees, several vegetable plants, a shed, a fence,and a hoop house. 

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Foodlink is adding improvements to its urban farm on Lexington Avenue in the Edgerton Neighborhood.

Right now, 60 families work on the urban garden at the space. Refugee families from Nepal and Somalia grow 5,000 pounds of fresh produce there every year.

This is the second time in four months that the urban farm in the Edgerton Neighborhood has been vandalized. 

More than 60 refugee families, mostly from Nepal, use the land to farm their own food.


The Urban Farm is asking for your help. If you know anything about the incident, you're asked to contact Nathaniel Mich at (585) 413-4071 or nmich@foodlinkny.org.

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