Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President, discusses a recent report, "Red Tape, Green Vegetables: A Plan to Improve New York City's Regulations for Community-Based Farmers Markets," and his proposals for what can make the system easier. Karen Washington, an urban farmer based at the Garden of Happiness in the Bronx, joins the conversation and talks about the procedure for farmers getting into green markets.
Adrian Benepe, commissioner of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, discusses the new rules governing community gardens. Plus, Karen Washington, president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition board of directors, talks about why community gardens need to be recognized as permanent by the new NYC rules and regulations. Ben Shephard, a volunteer with the local environmental advocacy group Time's Up, also shares reactions from the community.