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East New York Farms!

The mission of the East New York Farms Project is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development.  East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents.

We have been working with youth, gardeners, farmers, and entrepreneurs to build a more just and sustainable community since 1998.

COMMUNITY GARDENS
East New York has more community gardens than any neighborhood in the city, and many produce food for the market and local families. We support gardens with workshops, resources, and assistance from our youth. We also connect gardens with members looking for space to grow.
YOUTH INTERNSHIP
We hire 35 young people participate in our Internship Program every year. In this intensive 9-month program, young people engage in hands-on learning around environment, health, community development, leadership and social justice.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Our team of Community Educators provide cooking demonstrations, presentations, and gardening workshops to educate our neighbors about how to grow, prepare, and preseve healthy food.
URBAN FARMS
We operate three urban farms and one garden in East New York to increase access to locally grown produce, as well as to provide opportunities to learn, gather, and volunteer. Two of our farms are in NYCHA developments in the neighborhood.
FARMERS' MARKET
Our two community-run farmers markets make fresh food available and affordable, while building our local economy and creating places for neighbors to meet and greet.

NEWS & UPDATES

Workshop: Starting Your Season w/ Pauline Reid

  Learn tips for getting your season off to a great start w/ veteran ENY Community Farmer Pauline Reid. Get info on crop planning, soil testing, propagating, transplanting, scheduling, and more! RSVP with Sadatu at (718) 649-7979 x15 or email sadatu@eastnewyorkfarms.org for your FREE SEEDS!

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EVENTS

Apr
1
Sat
12:00 pm Starting the Season Basics w/ Pa...
Starting the Season Basics w/ Pa...
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn tips for getting your season off to a great start! FREE seeds and seed starting supplies
Apr
7
Fri
4:00 pm Compost Giveaway 1
Compost Giveaway 1
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
RSVP to718-649-7979 to pick up compost for your garden! FREE COMPOST
Apr
8
Sat
10:00 am Compost Give Away 2
Compost Give Away 2
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
RSVP to718-649-7979 to pick up compost for your garden! FREE COMPOST
Apr
11
Tue
5:30 pm GT Workshop: By-Laws workshop
GT Workshop: By-Laws workshop
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn the ins and outs of stewarding a Greenthumb Garden.
Apr
14
Fri
4:00 pm Compost Giveaway 3
Compost Giveaway 3
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
RSVP to718-649-7979 to pick up compost for your garden! FREE COMPOST
Apr
15
Sat
10:00 am Compost Giveaway 4
Compost Giveaway 4
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
RSVP to718-649-7979 to pick up compost for your garden! FREE COMPOST
Apr
18
Tue
6:00 pm BBG Workshop: Hot Hotter Hottest...
BBG Workshop: Hot Hotter Hottest...
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn how to source, raise, and prepare some real scorchers and even the sweet ones in your own backyard.
6:00 pm GT Workshop: SIPS Workshop
GT Workshop: SIPS Workshop
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn how to build your own Sub Irrigation System in a raised bed.
Apr
25
Tue
2:00 pm GT Workshop: Trellis Buiding Wor...
GT Workshop: Trellis Buiding Wor...
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn techniques for building a trellis for your crops
Apr
29
Sat
10:00 am GreenThumb Plant Distribution
GreenThumb Plant Distribution
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Green Thumb Transplant Give-Away; FREE plant starts for your community garden.
1:00 pm Highland Park Community Garden O...
Highland Park Community Garden O...
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come join the fun at Highland Park’s Open Garden Day. Free workshops on Crop Planning and Trellis Building.
May
3
Wed
5:30 pm GT Workshop: Planting Potatoes
GT Workshop: Planting Potatoes
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn the secrets of planting these underground wonders
May
6
Sat
12:00 pm NYRP Tree Giveaway
NYRP Tree Giveaway
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Get a free medicinal tree for your garden, tree pit, or backyard.
May
11
Thu
all-day BBG Plant Sale
BBG Plant Sale
May 11 all-day
BBG Transplant giveaway. Plant starts for your community garden and back yard.

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East New York Farms!
United Community Centers
613 New Lots Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 649-7979

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