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Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger Far Rockaway Urban Farm

The mission driving our Rockaway Farm Project is to build a diversified, dynamic, profitable four season farming operation, growing healthy local produce for disadvantaged residents of the Rockaways and selling local produce iinto NYC markets. Our aim is also to build a farm that provides educational opportunities and creates green jobs for local residents.  Drawing on advice from Thomas Hallaran of FeedBack Farms, Clara Coleman of Four Season Farm Consulting, Katie Goodall an Agroecology PhD candidate at UVM, and Michael Meehan, a former instructor at the Farmer Training Program at the University of Vermont; our plan would make productive use of the key features of the property: the proximity to communities of need and high end markets. Our plan for the BSCAH Rockaway farm would create several local jobs - a farm manager and several farm crews in the height of the season in year two. The farm would provide nutritious food to local residents and sell to NYC establishments. Finally the farm would provide educational opportunities for youth to learn the varied production strategies we plan to employ. We believe we have started to build a profitable farm that is a valued asset to the community. BSCAH will evaluate our successes base on poundage of food distributed in the Rockaway community and the ability to engage restaurants to participate by purchasing local produce fromour farm, the success of our farmers market and also how many schools and school age children will participate in our nutrition education programs as well as visit the farm.

Where it's at:

2010 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
United States

Garden type:

food bank garden

Garden size (in square feet):

20000

Garden beneficiaries:

food insecure people and families

Number of people reached:

10 000

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
expert technical assistance
volunteer labor
fruit bushes
fruit trees
soil
compost
mulch
lumber
greenhouse
coldframe
watering hose
irrigation system
garden cart
rototiller
compost bin
trellises
beehive
chicken coop
outdoor oven

Project leaders:

Dr. Melony Samuels
Beatriz Beckford

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606