by Ed Yowell
Nora Painten is a veteran urban farmer - about two years, anyway. She has been the farmer at the Slow Food NYC supported Ujima Garden in East New York, Brooklyn. During the summers, about 100 local kids work together to plant, tend, and harvest and learn about healthy food; preparing lunches and enjoying them together. This spring Nora is digging again, building an off-site school garden for PS 323 located on nearby Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) property. Nora and I chatted about her farms.