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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

Josh Wilson’s Site Reflection: BK Farmyards

My recent trip to BK Farm yards on August 5th, 2015, located at 600 Kingston Avenue, was worth the experience of a summer vacation. At the site, there were mostly young educated youth farmers, and a few farm educators, two being Charlexia and Sawdayah. Their information was useful and installed a lot of value that…

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Isaiah Aniemeka Site Reflection: BK Farmyards

Recently I attended a farm trip to BK Farmyard on August 5, 2015. BK Farmyard is located at 600 Kingston Avenue. There was a farm educator named Sawdayah who led group discussions and farm-related activities.  Youths that work there also participated in the group discussions and activities. One of the activities we participated in was…

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EVENTS

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.
May
13
Sat
9:30 am Intergenerational Breakfast
Intergenerational Breakfast
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
A gathering for youth interns, their families, gardeners, vendors and other members to meet and talk with eachother. Free breakfast and an intergenerational workshop.
May
19
Fri
4:00 pm Plant Sale 1
Plant Sale 1
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Purchase seedlings like bitter melon, hot peppers & collards to get your season started! No advanced ordering necessary, first come first served! FREE SEEDS
May
20
Sat
10:00 am Plant Sale 2
Plant Sale 2
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Purchase seedlings like bitter melon, hot peppers & collards to get your season started! No advanced ordering necessary, first come first served! FREE SEEDS
May
27
Sat
12:00 pm Growing Caribbean and South Asia...
Growing Caribbean and South Asia...
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Talk with Mohammad F. and other gardeners about growing caribbean crops in our NY climate. Focus will be on Dasheen and Pigeon Peas. Free Seeds and more!

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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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