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𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆𝘄𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁!
Thanks for your support in spreading the word about our Citywide program to your community. We’ve accepted an incredible and diverse cohort. The new 2022-2023 cohort of Citywide students is first looking forward to orientation and then our Training of Trainers Course, a grounding in popular education. Stay tuned for other developments and updates on their journey through the program. If you are looking for a way to embark on your own urban agriculture learning journey and are interested in building with others, consider joining this Facebook group dedicated to Urban Agriculture NYC!
𝗦𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲
With guidance from FSNYC staff, students were encouraged to reflect on their time with Farm School NYC. During this year’s Seminar course, students produced capstone projects illustrating their growth.
A photo of Gabe demonstrating his project at The People’s Forum is pictured on the right. Students were able to present to friends, family, faculty, and the community at large about their time and takeaways from FSNYC.
Students were also able to explore different ways they could continue to support one another beyond the program and deepen some already meaningful connections. As we grow our alumni network, we look forward to keeping you updated on where these alumni end up and how you can get involved!
𝗘𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
Tomorrow marks the current cohort’s last day as Farm School NYC students. As we welcome this new cohort, we celebrate the last. 2021-2022 Citywide students have completed their seminar projects showing us key takeaways from the year and what is next for them. We hope that you have enjoyed following them through this journey. As they transition from this chapter into FSNYC Alum, several of their student projects will be posted on our website resource hub. If you are interested in learning about and supporting their dreams, have a look!
𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗧𝘂𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹 𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝘀!
High Tunnel Basics was a success! Students have completed the course and were able to build a caterpillar tunnel from start to finish at Red Hook Community Farm in Brooklyn. We echo gratitude for course facilitators Orion Ashmore and Zach Tan Strein and for high tunnel apprentices Kim Yim and Quil.
We have another High Tunnel build this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 19th and 20th, from 10 AM – 4 PM. We invite you to join us at Rainbow Garden of Health and Life in the Bronx. RSVP is limited and required; please email email@example.com.
𝘜𝘳𝘣𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨: 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘚𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘺𝘴
A survey was shared at the Urban Agriculture Stakeholder Meeting that took place on November 2nd. For a recording of the meeting visit this link.
The survey results are now available in the following languages: Bengali, Cantonese, French, Mandarin, and Spanish. These versions can be found on this website.
Please share this survey widely with your community and return responses to Yolanda Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15th, 2022.
Now Accepting Proposals
Are you are interested in providing a workshop at for the 39th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference? You can now submit a workshop proposal! The conference will be held Saturday, April 1st, 2023, at the CUNY Graduate Center. Please submit proposals by Wednesday, January 4, 5:00 p.m.
This year, the theme is Learning from the Land: Bounties of Wisdom from Community Gardens. Speakers and attendees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, e-mail Mara Gittleman the workshops and education coordinator, at email@example.com.
𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘍𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥‘𝘴 𝘙𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘥 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴!
The Rapid Response Fund was established because Black Farmer Fund’s current process for distributing funds is not able to be responsive to more urgent, time-sensitive needs that come up for Black farmers/food business owners outside the current cohort.
Northeastern Black farmers/food business owners in emergency situations are eligible to receive support of up to $10,000; decisions are led by a community-led committee.
𝘋𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘈𝘵𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦
This is the first in a series of public conversations hosted by Collective Diaspora profiling Black cooperatives throughout the African diaspora.
Join members of the Cross Atlantic Chocolate Collective in conversation about their successes and challenges in building a co-op of co-ops to decolonize the chocolate industry while managing Black collaborations across borders. Tune in Tuesday, Nov 15th at 6:30 PM EST
New York Food 2025 is a collaborative effort by the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, and the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute to examine the effects of the pandemic on New York City’s food policies and programs. The recently released New Research and Recommendations to Create a Healthier, More Just and Sustainable Food System. Learn more by clicking here.
Leaf – Farm Manager
Edible Schoolyard –NYC Garden Manager
Grow NYC –Compost Coordinator and Driver
Homefront Farmers –Green House Manager
Black Farmer Ecosystem – Ecosystem Manager