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NYC's JFK Airport Sprouts an Urban Farm

Things are getting downright pastoral at one of the last places New Yorkers might expect: John F. Kennedy International Airport. Not only is the airport developing an animal handling cargo terminal called The Ark, where penguins will have room to mate, horses space to run, and dogs, a bone-shaped pool to play in, but word from DNAinfo says that JetBlue Airways is bringing a farm to space just outside of Terminal 5. The peculiar initiative is part of an effort to beautify JFK. The 24,000 square foot farm will have 3,000 crates of blue potato plants, 2,000 herbs, and a variety of vegetables like beets and arugula.

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