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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.

EVENTS

Sep
27
Wed
3:30 pm Wednesday Farm Stand @ New Lots Ave & Georgia Ave
Wednesday Farm Stand @ New Lots Ave & Georgia Ave
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Sep
30
Sat
10:00 am ENYF! Workshop: Preserving Your ...
ENYF! Workshop: Preserving Your ...
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn different traditional preservation practices like drying, freezing, and pickling that will have you enjoying your bounty all winter long.
12:00 pm NYRP Tree Giveaway @ UCC Youth Farm 620 Schenck Avenue
NYRP Tree Giveaway @ UCC Youth Farm 620 Schenck Avenue
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Adopt a beautiful FREE tree for your backyard, tree pit, or garden!
Oct
3
Tue
6:30 pm ENYF! Monthly Meeting
ENYF! Monthly Meeting
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us to discuss cover crops and winterizing your garden.
Oct
4
Wed
3:30 pm Wednesday Farm Stand @ New Lots Ave & Georgia Ave
Wednesday Farm Stand @ New Lots Ave & Georgia Ave
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
5:30 pm GreenThumb Workshop: Hot Pepper ...
GreenThumb Workshop: Hot Pepper ...
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Learn about how our community of gardeners cultivate these delicacies and transform them into some of the most tasty pepper sauces in BKLYN.
Oct
11
Wed
3:30 pm Wednesday Farm Stand @ New Lots Ave & Georgia Ave
Wednesday Farm Stand @ New Lots Ave & Georgia Ave
Oct 11 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Oct
12
Thu
5:30 pm GreenThumb Workshop: Triangle DB...
GreenThumb Workshop: Triangle DB...
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn how to measure angles and put together triangular double raised beds.
Oct
14
Sat
12:00 pm ENYF! Workshop: Composting 101
ENYF! Workshop: Composting 101
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into black gold for your garden!
Oct
17
Tue
5:30 pm GreenThumb Workshop: Keeping Chi...
GreenThumb Workshop: Keeping Chi...
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens in the Fall and Winter seasons.
Oct
18
Wed
3:30 pm Wednesday Farm Stand @ New Lots Ave & Georgia Ave
Wednesday Farm Stand @ New Lots Ave & Georgia Ave
Oct 18 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Oct
19
Thu
6:00 pm GreenThumb Workshop: Gardening I...
GreenThumb Workshop: Gardening I...
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come share what you’ve been experiencing with the changing climate in your garden with Dr. Darcy Telenko of Cornell Vegetable Program.
Oct
24
Tue
12:00 pm GreenThumb Workshop: Season Ext....
GreenThumb Workshop: Season Ext....
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Harvest veggies well into Dec! We’ll also discuss and plant a cover crop mix!
Oct
25
Wed
3:30 pm Wednesday Farm Stand @ New Lots Ave & Georgia Ave
Wednesday Farm Stand @ New Lots Ave & Georgia Ave
Oct 25 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Oct
28
Sat
9:00 am Saturday Farmers Market
Saturday Farmers Market
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
We will need community room for 3 hours. 11-2 pm.
Nov
7
Tue
6:30 pm East New York Farms! Monthly Mee...
East New York Farms! Monthly Mee...
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for our annual Fall Garlic planting mini-workshop!

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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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