Taqwa Community Farm is a half-acre park operated as a community garden in the Highbridge neighborhood in Bronx, New York. Surrounded by private homes, this property was a victim of urban decay in the 1970s that left it as an abandoned city-owned lot. In 1992, a group of neighborhood residents, led by Abu Talib, received permission from the city to garden the vacant lot at 164th Street and Ogden Avenue. The popularity of the garden resulted in its expansion and permanent status. Its name Taqwa is derived from the Muslim term for a conscious recognition of God.
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