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Crops, ponds destroyed in quest for food safety

Started by Judy Harper Jul 14, 2009.

EPA and Mount Sinai Investigate Food Allergy Triggers

Started by Judy Harper Apr 14, 2009.

places to get involved in the city 14 Replies

Started by Devin. Last reply by Leah Apr 3, 2009.

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Comment by Green Edge NYC on February 28, 2010 at 12:47pm
Field Report: Plow Shares
NY Times Published: February 24, 2010

“Who brought their own wheelbarrow?” Rob Jones asked the group of 20-somethings gathered on a muddy North Carolina farm on a chilly January Sunday. Hands shot up and wheelbarrows were pulled from pickups sporting Led Zeppelin and biodiesel bumper stickers, then parked next to a mountain of soil. “We need to get that dirt into those beds over there in the greenhouse,” he said, nodding toward a plastic-roofed structure a few hundred feet away. “The rest of you can come with me to move trees and clear brush to make room for more pasture. Watch out for poison ivy.”

The Crop Mob, a monthly word-of-mouth (and -Web) event in which landless farmers and the agricurious descend on a farm for an afternoon, has taken its traveling work party to 15 small, sustainable
farms. Together, volunteers have contributed more than 2,000 person-hours, doing tasks like mulching, building greenhouses and pulling rocks out of fields. (Read More)
Comment by Green Edge NYC on February 21, 2010 at 5:03pm

SPECIAL EVENT -- Brooklyn Creative League Supper Club and BK Farmyards host fundraiser for Youth Farm

Come and enjoy a delicious meal, topped off with cocktails from Sister Liqueurs, and an auction of goodie baskets filled with gift certificates to local restaurants and shops, artisan liqueurs, homebrews and more! There will be a short presentation on the new Farm at the high school followed by discussion on the future of urban agriculture and school farms.

All the proceeds will go toward the Youth Farm bk farmyards has developed in partnership with the High School for Public Service.

COST: $15.00 in advance online (or $20.00 at the door) PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW.

For More Information.
Comment by Regina on September 11, 2009 at 11:34am
Hello... Just would like to introduce myself. I'm the community organizer, farmer & activist for La Finca Del Sur "Farm of the South" - Bronx 1st women operated farm. I'm also a food blogwriter & artshow producer. Currently, I live in Clinton Hill Brooklyn.
Comment by Liz on July 23, 2009 at 10:30am
There's also a NYC Permaculture meetup group. The next meetup is on August 4th.
Comment by Liz on July 23, 2009 at 10:28am
I'm excited to begin my Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course with Andrew Faust this weekend, right here in NYC:

Seems there are PDC courses popping up everywhere lately!
Comment by Leah on July 23, 2009 at 10:17am
here is a great resource for finding various courses in permaculture/sustainable farming and gardening. there are workshops from DC to Costa Rica :)
Comment by Katherine Novick on July 23, 2009 at 9:48am
Learn more about sustainable farming and more by taking a Permaculture Design Certificate course. Green Phoenix Permaculture is offering a unique opportunity to study permaculture and practice yoga at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in the Catskills, NY.

This course is taught by Charles and Julia Yelton and is offered from August 9-30, 2009. To learn more about how to get involved in this course as well as other workshops near you visit:
Comment by Liz on July 21, 2009 at 1:40pm
Do you like food? Do you like food that's healthful and sustainably produced? Want to get involved in shaping the way food is produced and distributed locally?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to the first
Brooklyn Food Coalition General Meeting!

What: Brooklyn Food Coalition General Meeting
Why: To approve the mission and structure of the Coalition and the convening of neighborhood groups
When: WEDNESDAY, JULY 22nd from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Get the full details here.
Comment by Judy Harper on July 21, 2009 at 1:38pm
40 farmers under 40
Meet the new crop of American farmers -- young and energetic idealists who are bringing local, sustainable food back to the table. Tuesday, July 21 -- By Matt Hickman

Who do you picture when you think of an American farmer? A leathery-handed AARP type who rises at dawn, works the fields all day and returns home when Sally Mae rings the supper bell? If so, you aren't too far off. According to the USDA, the average American agrarian is a white male aged 55 or older. And some studies show that the presence of young farmers, 18 to 35, is actually in decline.

But while they might be dwindling in numbers, young farmers are growing in visibility. And they're a motley, stereotype-shattering crew, for sure.

They're urban, they hold advanced degrees and they're often female. They sprout up in not-so-bucolic places like Brooklyn, Oakland, Atlanta and Indianapolis, and they sometimes work as educators, eco-entrepreneurs, yogis, journalists, filmmakers, activists and doting parents on the side. They're passionate and adventurous. And most notably, they're focused on sustainability and community building. (Read More)
Comment by Judy Harper on July 14, 2009 at 1:18pm
Rooftop Farms
Rooftop Farms, a 6,000 square foot organic vegetable farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
* 10am-4pm Farm Market! We’re selling straight from the farm. Help keep us packaging-free by bringing your own favorite bag or basket.
* 9am-4pm Volunteers welcome. Email for details.
* 2pm Free workshop on urban gardening and farming. Troubleshoot, ask, grow!

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