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New Urban Farm will Help Long Beach 'Reimagine Business Corridors'

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Plans to build a quarter-acre urban farm next to a school near downtown were officially announced by Long Beach officials on Monday. It's the 16th such plot for the oceanside city and is all part of the municipality's move towards sustainability.

New City Farm is a collaboration between city officials and the chartered New City School. “This is a very exciting project," said Councilmember Robert Garcia, who helped facilitate the land's $1 per year lease between the city's Housing Development Company and the school. “This farm will benefit not only the New City students and their families, but the entire neighborhood and the City in general."