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๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜!
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!

๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ
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!

๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
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!

๐—›๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐˜€!
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 claudia@farmschoolnyc.org.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ
๐˜œ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ: ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ด
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 yg88@cornell.edu by November 15th, 2022.

๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ
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 mara.gittleman@parks.nyc.gov.

๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ‘๐˜ด ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด!
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.
Apply HERE.

๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ˆ๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ
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

๐—ญ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜
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 Cityโ€™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