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Girard Children's Community Garden in Washington, D.C. was created on a vacant lot and is now a thriving community space for neighborhood kids, many of whom are from low-income communities of color. Pearl Mak/NPR hide caption

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Replacing Vacant Lots With Green Spaces Can Ease Depression In Urban Communities

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Signs hung up in front of a vacant lot in Weeksville, Brooklyn, in 2014 by members of 596 Acres, an organization that maps vacant lots in New York City and advocates for community stewardship of th at land. Murray Spenser Cox hide caption

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Client Gina Ma (left) stands with Rooftop Republic's Andrew Tsui (center) and Pol Fàbrega amid the rooftop garden of a French restaurant in central Hong Kong. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

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Mileidis Bolivar shows off the tomatoes she grows in her rooftop garden in a Caracas, Venezuela, slum. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Facing Severe Food Shortages, Venezuela Pushes Urban Gardens

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