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𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆𝘄𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺
Citywide Program applications are open until September 30th! The Citywide Program is a 12-month urban agriculture education program rooted in food justice and social justice. Learn more about the application process here or by joining our next info session on September 19th.
𝗖𝗿𝗼𝗽 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲
Recently in Crop Management, students explored best practices for maintaining crops in NYC’s climate. Students reported the class brought together the practical and spiritual aspects of connecting with the land and made it seem logistically possible to engage with making plans and organizing.
From identifying companion plants at the Good Life Garden in Brooklyn to harvesting from pear trees at Taqwa Community Farm in The Bronx, students had a robust experience envisioning crop plans during the course. We share gratitude for guest speakers, Kofi, Nayelis, Abu Talib, and Quan. Stay tuned for updates next month as students begin preparing for winter!
𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗧𝘂𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹 𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻!
Our High Tunnels Basics course begins October 6th. This course will review high tunnels (sometimes called hoop houses) and their many uses, values, and styles. Students will learn how to plan for choosing a site, construction, and basic maintenance of a high tunnel in harmony with the urban setting. This course is open to individuals in New York City with basic farming or gardening knowledge who are ready to take the next step in adding growing infrastructure to their urban garden or farm. This course is supported by USDA NRCS. Applications close Friday, September 16th so be sure to Apply Here.
We are working with IOBY through their 2022 NYC Environmental Justice & Sustainability Match Program to raise funds. So far we have raised over $1,600 and we need your help to meet our goal!
Funds raised will support purchasing supplies for the construction of two high tunnels, one located in the Bronx and the other in Brooklyn. The funds raised help purchase the supplies for these builds. Please share this fundraiser, and consider donating today.
Help us reach our goal of $5,000 by November.
𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘱 & 𝘚𝘸𝘢𝘱
Join us on September 15th at East New York Farms for our first ever Prop and Swap! Bring plant cuttings, seeds, or anything else you’d like to swap. This event is open to the public and is a great way to learn more about the FSNYC citywide course from students in the program.
Date / Time: September 15th 3:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Location: 613 New Lots Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207
If you miss this event, you can stop by our table at the GreenThumb Harvest Fair on September 24 with your offerings. We hope to see you there!
𝘗𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦’𝘴 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵: 𝘋𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺 𝘉𝘦𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘚 𝘌𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦
No one country can be allowed to dominate others and no country is permitted to benefit economically and socially at the cost of the benefit of all peoples. The international people’s assembly presents the people’s summit: democracy beyond the US empire.
Guest Speakers from Cuba, Venezuela and the United States will speak on the state of democracy in their respective countries, the development of popular participation and the current threats posed by US foreign policy to Latin America and the Caribbean. Get your tickets to this in person event here.
Date / Time: Sat, September 24, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Location: Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10027
𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘍𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯
Join in on volunteering with the South Bronx Food Hub Collective, September through November, in the South Bronx.
New Yorkers! If you are a farmer, gardener, or otherwise engaged in urban agriculture, enroll now to be eligible to vote or hold office as a Farm Service Agency (FSA) NYC committee member. FSA county committees represent the growers and help identify the needs of urban agriculture for local Natural Resources Conservation Service and FSA programs. If you are at least 18 years-old and a U.S. citizen, fill out this form in order to nominate or vote for the future committee members. Then, nominate yourself or someone else beginning October 21st! Visit their table at the GreenThumb Harvest Fair or Read more here.
Soul Fire Farm – Interim Farm Manager
Soul Fire Farm – Financial Manager
Local Roots NYC – Sourcing and Operations Manager
City Growers NYC – Substitute Educator