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Volunteers, donors and clients planted this green rooftop garden.
Sabri Ben-Achour
Volunteers, donors and clients planted this green rooftop garden.

Bread for the City, a nonprofit serving the District's low-income residents, is constructing what's believed to be the city's largest rooftop vegetable garden. Supporters say it's helping bridge the gap between urban residents and their food. It's also building bridges between people of all walks of life, who work together to plant and harvest these urban crops.

[Music: "The Garden" by Guns N'Roses from Use Your Illusion]


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