Alemany Farm http://kalw.org en By hook or by crook, urban farmers plant their seeds http://kalw.org/post/hook-or-crook-urban-farmers-plant-their-seeds <p>It’s a Saturday morning at a formerly vacant lot in Richmond. The sun warms the ground. Rows of fruit trees bend in the breeze. A raised bed made of cinder blocks harbors vegetable plants. Andromeda Brooks carefully plucks weeds from her raspberry patch, offering the young plants encouragement. This is Happy Lot Farm and Garden.&nbsp;</p><p>Less than a year ago, this 14,000-square-foot lot, zoned for low-income housing, lay empty, except for the litter.</p><p>“Nothing has really been done on the lot for well over ten years,” says Brooks.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:57:55 +0000 Mary Rees 16505 at http://kalw.org By hook or by crook, urban farmers plant their seeds