𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗡𝗬𝗖 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀
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𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘽𝙪𝙛𝙛𝙖𝙡𝙤
This past Saturday, a white supremacist opened fire at a supermarket in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, NY. Our sibling organizations Food for the Spirit and Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust have been working to gather support for our Buffalo relatives. They are organizing to aid families who have lost loved ones and have created this list of organizations to support to ensure your donations are going DIRECTLY to those already doing the work: Buffalo Go Green, Buffalo Freedom Gardens: African Heritage Food Co-Op: Urban Fruits and Veggies
𝘾𝙞𝙩𝙮𝙬𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢 𝙐𝙥𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨
Citywide students have recently started Carpentry with co-facilitators, Kitty and Sea. For our first in-person session, students spent time at the Havemeyer Community Garden, familiarizing themselves with a variety of tools before beginning to build endwall support for a caterpillar tunnel.
𝙃𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙏𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙡 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙐𝙥𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨
Last month, Claudia worked alongside GreenThumb to tour high tunnels across the Bronx. We visited New Roots Community Farm, Garden of Happiness, and Bissel Gardens. These three sites warmly welcomed participants into their community space, allowing us to explore their high tunnels. We learned which crops are grown, how they coordinate who grows in the tunnels, and how they paid for them.
Additionally, Claudia hosted a Q&A session with NRCS regional conservationist, Liz, to create clarity surrounding the EQIP and AMA application process. Check out our tip sheets on the resource hub page of our website for more info: https://www.farmschoolnyc.org/resource-hub
𝘈𝘯 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘉𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘮
On May 10th, Why Hunger hosted An Evening in Bloom — a night of music, laughter, and learning in celebration of women, farming and food sovereignty. A trio of dynamite farmers reflected on food sovereignty at the event: Christine Hutchinson of Our Core, Maggie Cheney of Rocksteady Farm, and Kadeesha Williams of Iridescent Earth Collective. Onika was honored to moderate this panel of two beloved Farm School NYC teachers and three great partners.
𝘐𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘌𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘥𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨
Iridescent Earth Collective (IEC),is a Queer, Black & Latinx led farm enterprise from the Bronx. They grow food for the Bronx in rural New York. Kitty and Sea are also FSNYC faculty who support the projects and growth of fellow urban agriculture activists as well.
By donating to this campaign, you’ll be supporting three Bronx farmers, in covering a year of personal expenses to make it more feasible to farm in upstate NY.
Click here to donate to IEC: https://www.gofundme.com/f/three-black-latinx-farmers-growing-10000-lbs
𝘚𝘰𝘪𝘭 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘐𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵
The New York Soil Health Initiative invites you to apply for a mini-grant! This mini-grant program supports soil health-related projects, activities, and travel within New York State.
Applications are now open and the 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟑𝟏, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐. Eligible individuals or organizations may apply for up to $3000 for a project and up to $500 for a travel mini-grant.
Interested applicants should submit a mini-grant application for either a project or a travel grant. See below for details.
Click here to learn more and apply: https://www.newyorksoilhealth.org/mini-grant/
Farm School NYC joined 10 fellow members of the NYC Food Policy Alliance last week to educate new and returning City Council members at a legislative briefing entitled: NYC Food Policy: Overview, Analysis and Opportunities. Review the slides (https://bit.ly/3NqcFZ5) from the briefing to learn more about this cross-sector legislative platform, and advocate for support from your City Council member. To learn more about the NYC Food Policy Alliance’s FY23 Budget Campaign and priorities, email Equity Advocates Policy Director Gabrielle Blavatsky, at Gabrielle@nyequityadvocates.org
Studio ATAO – Head of Curriculum: https://www.goodfoodjobs.com/jobs/155924/head-of-curriculum.html
Earth Matter NY- Program Manager: https://earthmatter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/USDA-CIG-Project-Manager-Job-Description.pdf
Black Farmer Fund- Multiple Positions: https://www.blackfarmerfund.org/careers
Earth Matter NY- Organic Recovery Coordinator: https://www.goodfoodjobs.com/jobs/155199/organics-recovery-coordinator.html
National Young Farmers Coalition- Land organizing Director: https://www.youngfarmers.org/about/jobs/#land-organizing-director
Green City Force- Farm Operations Associate: https://www.youngfarmers.org/about/jobs/#land-organizing-director
Farm School NYC – Communications Intern: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3057889540