Praxis, opening at Treat and 24th on July 1, will be a community resource for small gardeners, giving workshops and advice. Owners Aerin and Ethan also run Norganics and live right across the street on Treat Avenue.

Fire Escape Farms, here only for the summer as a pop-up, has taken over Triple Base Art Gallery’s space at 3041 24th Street. It has plants and garden accessories, as well as some garden art in the back.

Fire Escape Farms

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