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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

Youth Food Justice Network Honored at Just Food Conference

The East New York Farms! Project along with the Northeast Youth Food Justice Network attended the annual Just Food Conference held on Sunday, March 13th, at Teachers College, Columbia University. The annual Just Food Conference brings together hundreds of community organizers, urban and rural farmers, CSA members, educators, youth and members of the press for a full day…

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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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EVENTS

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!
Nov
9
Thu
6:00 pm GreenThumb Workshop: Gardening F...
GreenThumb Workshop: Gardening F...
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join community garden leaders for a panel discussion on how they’re using their gardens in various interconnected movements for liberation!
Nov
18
Sat
12:00 pm ENYF! Workshop: Tonics For Winte...
ENYF! Workshop: Tonics For Winte...
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn how to make kitchen remedies to boost your immune system for the winter with herbs, spices, and plants from your garden.
Nov
25
Sat
9:00 am Saturday Farmers Market
Saturday Farmers Market
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for our last Saturday market of the season with performances by African Love Institute!
Dec
5
Tue
6:30 pm East New York Farms! Monthly Mee...
East New York Farms! Monthly Mee...
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for our last meeting of the year and season review!

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