The 2015 market season is in full swing at the Youth Farm.
Load up on fresh, locally grown produce at an amazing youth-powered farmers market every Wednesday from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm through October 28th. The market is located right on the Youth Farm at 600 Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
For more info CLICK HERE
Earlier this year the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) published a list of 181 sites available for developers to build housing through their New Infill Homeownership Opportunities Program (NIHOP) and Neighborhood Construction Program (NCP), including sites that are community gardens.
The New York City Community Garden Coalition and 596 Acres have worked hard to raise awareness about this issue, mobilize people, and support community gardeners. Unfortunately, twenty community gardens remain on the list of possible development sites even though HPD has hundreds of vacant sites it can utilize for these programs.
In a letter to commissioner Vicki Been, Green Guerillas urged HPD to remove the community garden sites from the development list and engage in discussions about how to protect and preserve these precious green spaces.
Please add your voice to the calls for the community gardens to be removed from HPD’s list and ask that they be protected rather than offered as development sites.
Reach out to your Council Member – you can find contact information HERE.
Send a message to the Mayor HERE.
Community gardens on the HPD List:
Electric Ladybug Community Garden: 237 W. 111th St.
Harlem Grown: 126 W. 134th St.
Harlem Valley Garden: 197 W. 134th St.
Jackie Robinson Tenant Assoc. Garden: 1761-63 Park Ave.
Pleasant Valley Community Garden: 505-507 E. 118 St.
La Casita Verde: 107 Division Ave.
Halsey Ralph and Howard Garden: 774 Halsey St.
Patchen Community Square Garden: 140-142 Patchen Ave.
462 Halsey Community Garden: 462 Halsey St.
New Harvest Community Garden: 119-125 Vernon Ave.
Tranquility Farm: 267 Throop Ave.
El Garden: 118 Jefferson Street
Positive Seeds of Life Garden: 554-558 Snediker Avenue
Imani II Garden: 1680 Pacific St.
Brownsville Student Farm: 514-522 Rockaway Ave.
Ten Neighbors Community Garden: 658 Saratoga Ave.
Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance Garden: 615 Saratoga Ave.
Brownsville Community Farm: 237-239 Herzl St.
Green Valley Community Garden: 93 New Lots Ave.
McKinley Childrens Garden: 108-59 Union Hall Street
Sign up today for vegetable shares or flower shares from the amazing Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Click HERE for more information and an application form.
Please sign up by June 1st.
Citizens Committee for New York City, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB), and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer have partnered to offer grants to start, expand and grow composting programs in all five boroughs of New York City.
Grants of up to $750 are awarded to community groups working on neighborhood composting programs. Groups eligible for funding include community associations, community gardens, friends of park groups, housing development groups, nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, and private businesses. Grants can be used to purchase materials to start or expand upon a composting program.
Click HERE for an application and more information.
Applications are due March 27th.
The team at the amazing Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service is looking for an assistant farm manager to help manage this 1 acre production farm in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. For the right person, this is a great opportunity to farm, manage a CSA, teach, and mentor. Apply by February 15th.
Click HERE for more information.