For more than a decade, the acre at the back of the Ruth L. Bennett Homes on Chester’s west side sat vacant – overgrown and untouched – flanked by public housing on either side. But new life has sprouted at the site, and the once-forsaken parcel has joined a growing urban-farm movement nationwide.

In 2008, the Chester Housing Authority, the Delaware County city’s public housing agency, had an idea: Since many residents did not have the space to plant their own gardens, the authority would revitalize the acre for them, building an urban farm.

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