WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A former farm may spring back to life as a nature center if White Plains can find enough funds to plow back into it, says a report by lohud.com.
Baldwin Farm, a nearly 19-acre site on Hall Avenue, was bought by the city for a park in the early 1970s, but has been largely undeveloped except for several dozen community gardens, lohud.com reported.
Urban planner Milagros Lecuona, a member of the city's Common Council and the head of the Sustainable White Plains Committee, has proposed turning the park into an educational nature center and the city itself has been looking at ways of returning the land to some sort of agricultural use, according to the lohud.com report.
While officials decide which way to go and where to get the money, the city has hired a beekeeper to maintain hives at the park and Woodcrest Heights families are planning to launch an egg cooperative there in the spring, the lohud.com article said.
Folks participating in egg cooperatives feed and care for hens in exchange for fresh eggs and a taste of farm life.