A beloved community garden in Harlem has been seriously damaged by pesticides.
Volunteers at the Riverside Valley Community Garden — located on West 138th Street and Riverside Drive near the Amtrak tracks — told AM New York that their seasonal harvest was ruined when Amtrak workers sprayed weed-killer near the garden.
Amtrak representatives confirmed that weed killer was indeed sprayed on Sept. 15, and that Amtrak had hired an outside company to do the deed.
Garden volunteers have filed a damage report with Amtrak. Jason Abrams, a spokesman for Amtrak, said in an email that Amtrak ‘is currently investigating this claim.”
Source: AM NewYork