East New York Farms! in the News

Seeking Farm Manager for Pink Houses Community Farm

Are you passionate about food justice, farming, and building community? We are seeking a Farm Manager for the Pink Houses Community Farm.  This resident-led initiative serves as a resource for healthy food and community building at the NYCHA Pink Houses.  This is a part-time, year-round position, with potential to become full-time in the future.  Learn…

Last Chance Foods: A Tropical Transplant in East New York

WNYC, October 2012 Dora Hinds grew up as a city girl in her native Guyana, but that didn’t stop her from creating her own agricultural oasis when she moved to the Nehemiah houses in East New York, Brooklyn, several years ago.

East New York’s Flourishing Caribbean Gardens

East New York’s Flourishing Caribbean Gardens New York Times, October 2012

Food Day Film 2011

America’s Heartland, Episode 418, Urban Agriculture

America’s Heartland, Episode 418, Urban Agriculture

Fresh Veggies in a Food Desert

CUNY Interactive Journalism, December 2009 But with only a handful of full-service grocery stores in East New York, no major progress is yet visible. Indeed the East New York Food Coop, at 419 New Lots Ave. just closed down. East New York Farmers Market is one way the community is addressing the problem.

Compost Story in the NY Daily News

Daily News, December 2009 An East New York community garden is picking up the leaves where the city left off.

WNYC Youth Farming in East New York

A Farm Grows in East New York

Brooklyn Downtown Star, March 2009 A closer look at the farmers market in East New York reveals the neighborhood – and other high-density, lower-income urban areas like it – does, in fact, represent the next logical front in the burgeoning green food movement.

Urban Agriculture: East New York

Urban Omnibus A five-part series that covers the factors contributing to the development of urban agriculture in East New York.

In an Absolut World, Cities Farm by Jim Denevan

Bill Moyers in Conversation with Michael Pollan

PBS, November 2008 This featured the East New York Farmers Market, our new urban farm, Hands and Heart Garden, and market gardeners James and Jeanette Ware. The segment about East New York Farms starts in the second minute of Part II, and continues until 8 min 30 sec. Watch until the end for footage of our…

Urban Farmers’ Crops Go From Vacant Lot to Market

The New York Times, May 2008 In the shadows of the elevated tracks toward the end of the No. 3 line in East New York, Brooklyn, with an April chill still in the air, Denniston and Marlene Wilks gently pulled clusters of slender green shoots from the earth, revealing a blush of tiny red shallots…