An urban farm is about to sprout at Battery Park, thanks to the Battery Conservancy—and their muse is the park's own wild turkey, Zelda (named after F. Scott's wife, for her frequent breakdown-driven trips there). The farm will be shaped just like the turkey!
According to DNA Info, the community garden will be enclosed in (a Zelda-shaped) bamboo fence, and stretch an entire acre of the Great Lawn. The president of the Conservancy noted that Zelda has already dropped by, something all are encouraged to do; "It's here for anyone who thirsts to get their hands in the soil. Please come—we need help!"
The idea grew from some local school kids asking if they could plant a vegetable garden in the area, and now there are plenty of plots for everyone. Even local restaurants may be growing produce and herbs there, and they are "eager for downtown residents to claim some of the 80 plots as well."