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Stacey Murphy and Bee Ayers of BK Farmyards

As annoying as the goddamn Energizer Bunny is, it’s about time he did someone a solid.

This year, Stacey Murphy of BK Farmyards – the local urban ‘decentralized’ farming project that grows produce in yards scattered throughout the borough – has been nominated for the 2011 Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame.  Yes, the Energizer Bunny has a Hall of Fame. Not only has Stacy been nominated, but she’s made it all the way to the finals, with nine other candidates vying for the prize.

The winner gets $10,000 in cash plus $5,000 to donate to his/her favorite charity. Who deserves this more than someone who’s pioneered a whole new approach to farming right here in Brooklyn? What is cooler than dedicating yourself to developing a network of sorta-secret backyard plots sprouting bounties of produce…everywhere? Name something more awesome than that. We dare you.

We officially endorse Stacey in this election. You should too. Vote here. And if you really want Stacey to prevail, do it again tomorrow – you can vote once a day between now and May 13.

Oh yeah, we forgot. Not only does BK Farmyards create bucolic nirvana in lucky backyards, they also raise chickens in Crown Heights and they’ve got an egg CSA. If you want to get in on some of the freshest, localest eggs you can find, apply here.

What? Skeptical? Think this all sounds too good to be true? Then check it out for yourself: BK Farmyards has volunteer days every Saturday from here on out from 10-4pm at their 1 acre Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service in Crown Heights (600 Kingston Ave near Winthrop and New York Ave).  Details here.

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