Green Gem closed on May 31, 2016 after marijuana was found growing among the fruit trees. Pictured: Farmer Breezy shows off the distinctive leaves of a marijuana plant during a tour of his plantation in Jamaica's central mountain town of Nine Mile. (David McFadden, The Associated Press)

New York garden set to reopen…without marijuana this time

NEW YORK –A New York City community garden will soon be reopened without one of its crops — marijuana.

The New York Times says an agreement brokered with the Parks Department calls for a group of neighborhood residents to run the Green Gem garden in Brooklyn’s East New York.

The city closed the garden on May 31 after marijuana was found growing among the fruit trees and collard greens.

Green Gem’s founder said the illicit plants were the work of a rogue gardener who’s no longer there.


Information from: The New York Times