The Vivera Orgánica vegetable garden and nursery -- 300 square meters of green cultivated cooperatively by 14 women in Buenos Aires, Argentina -- shows the new opportunities that urbanization offers to people of the low income Barrio Rodrigo Bueno shantytown, once a symbol of inequality. The women met during a workshop on gardening. Later they opened the Vivera in December 2019. The pandemic brought more orders for vegetables and seedlings than they could fill, and while the women have other jobs, they believe the nursery will become their only job in future. Though they receive no subsidies, the city government connects them with the formal market in practical ways, offering credits and access to tax benefits.

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