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Farm School NYC January Newsletter

01/25/2024

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๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—– ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€
โ€ข ๐˜ž๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ!
Itโ€™s 2024! Weโ€™ve been busy planning for the year and the photo below isnโ€™t the only thing we are excited to share from our annual staff retreat earlier this month. Stay tuned for updates on plans weโ€™ve been working on. We appreciate your patience this month, allowing us to keep our heads down and focus on internal activity. More info on what to expect next is coming soon..

โ€ข ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต!
We are immensely grateful to our community and board for supporting our largest end-of-year crowdfunding target ever! Focusing on cultivating monthly sustainers is crucial this year, especially since we wonโ€™t have a cohort of students dedicating contributions to our efforts on a consistent basis. Please support our mission and continue to fortify our foundation year-round by signing up to be a monthly sustainer today. Your continued support impacts FSNYC (and NYC) for years to come!

โ€ข ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด
Do you have an idea about how NYC can strengthen agriculture through advocacy or legislation? We want to help you create and run a campaign around it! From carbon sequestration to native species preservation, let us know your idea, and we can help you make it happen. Our farmer advocate, Jocelyn Germany, will support the campaigns. Please e-mail Jocelyn@farmschoolnyc.org to share ideas, ask questions, and learn more.

โ€ข ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ [โ€ฆ]

January 25th, 2024|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

Farm School NYC December Newsletter

12/16/2023

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๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—– ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€
โ€ข ๐˜–๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต
As the year ends, our staff is taking a break. FSNYC staff will be out of the office from December 21st to January 3rd. We wish you all a warm, safe, and happy holiday season filled with rest!

โ€ข ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜๐˜š๐˜•๐˜ ๐˜Š ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ!
Have you seen our Fortifying FSNYC Foundations campaign? We asked our community to contribute to this end-of-year campaign, and it isnโ€™t too late! Weโ€™ve raised $1,375 of our total goal and need your help to reach the rest. Please consider donating a gift to Farm School NYC today. Donate here!

โ€ข ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด
Weโ€™re looking to fund your campaign! Do you have an idea about how NYC can strengthen agriculture through advocacy or legislation? We want to help you create and run a campaign around it! From carbon sequestration to native species preservation, let us know your idea and how we can help you make it happen. We have six spaces open. Each group, organization, or person selected can receive up to $3,600 for their work. Our farmer advocate, Jocelyn Germany, will support the campaigns through 2024. Please e-mail Jocelyn@farmschoolnyc.org to share ideas and ask questions.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ
โ€ข ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต
The National Young Farmers Coalition is partnering with Chipotle to offer $5,000 grants to 50 young farmers and ranchers to support them in building [โ€ฆ]

December 16th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

LAST CALL: Apply for Hunger Solutions New York’s CACFP Ambassador Program!

12/12/2023

Hunger Solutions New York invites eligible individuals to apply for our new ๐™๐™๐™š ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜ผ๐™™๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ข (๐˜พ๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™๐™‹) Ambassador Program. The programโ€™s purpose is to help increase awareness of CACFP, encourage enrollment, and offer support for prospective CACFP providers across New York State. CACFP Ambassadors will receive a $2,000 stipend for their time and expertise.

To qualify, applicants must be current CACFP participants in good standing. We are seeking ambassadors who represent different types of child and afterschool care, including:

โ€ข Daycare home providers
โ€ข Child care centers
โ€ข Afterschool program operators
โ€ข School food authorities

Ambassadors can expect to spend 2-3 hours per month on activities to promote CACFP participation. Activities may include presenting during webinars, providing peer-to-peer mentorship, and providing feedback on new CACFP resources. All interested individuals from eligible organizations in New York State are encouraged to apply.

Hunger Solutions New York will review applications and notify selected applicants on a rolling basis. Applications are due by this ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ.

Click here to learn more and apply

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to CACFP Specialist, Kayla Snyder at Kayla.Snyder@HungerSolutionsNY.org.

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December 12th, 2023|Categories: External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

GardenShare December eNews

12/03/2023

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๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ!
The bids are coming in fast and furious on GardenShareโ€™s Holiday Auction! Whether youโ€™re in a bidding war for an item you have your eye on or youโ€™re waiting for your moment to sneak in and bid higher, there is still a lot of fun to be had and many incredible items available, but only until Sunday, December 3rd at 5pm!
GardenShareโ€™s team is deeply thankful for the organizing committeeโ€™s efforts and for the generosity of those whoโ€™ve donated items! Keep those bids coming!
Register and Bid Here!

๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ!
The Program Coordinator will work closely with St. Lawrence County farmers markets. GardenShare currently provides shared management services for Canton, Gouverneur, and Potsdam farmers markets and supports other markets throughout the county in various capacities. The Program Coordinator will oversee the multiple incentive and token programs, including GardenShareโ€™s Bonus Bucks, coordinate and mentor farmers market volunteers, lead educational opportunities at farmers markets, and provide market administration/logistics for the shared management markets.
For more information, visit our website here!

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—š๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚
Gratitude through Giving raised $2,289.18! We are blown away from the support of our community and neighbors!
Thank you Natureโ€™s Storehouse for hosting and your continued support, our matching donors โ€“ Boyden Brook Body Works and Coakley Home and Hardware โ€“ and everyone who donated!
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December 3rd, 2023|Categories: External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

Farm School NYC November Newsletter

11/16/2023

๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—– ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€
๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต
Deep in our hearts, we carry the weight of profound grief for all the lives lost to US-backed imperialism in Palestine and globally. Our commitment remains unwavering to fighting for all oppressed peopleโ€™s liberation, freedom, and sovereignty through these troubling moments. We profoundly believe all forms of oppression are interlocking, and our liberation is bound together. We have linked our complete solidarity statement here.

๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ-๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด!
While the monthly newsletter is a great way to get updates, we wanted another way to connect with our community and supporters. We hope op-eds will give you a fuller picture of what weโ€™re working through and thinking about. Read our first op-ed and stay tuned for more. Follow us on LinkedIn to be the first to see when theyโ€™re released!

๐˜Š๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ
Citywide students recently wrapped their final program offering, Seminar. We are incredibly proud of the participants, their projects, and the seeds theyโ€™ve planted for their futures. Curious about their projects? Weโ€™ve linked one here by student, Monie Seto.

๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜›๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด
Co-facilitators Rayland, Zach, Kim, and OA Cole led a modified high tunnel build at the Pleasant Village Community Garden, completing the challenging build with lots of support. One of the students, Sister K, filmed most of the build, and her footage is linked here.

๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ซ
๐˜‹๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜— ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ
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November 16th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants, Job postings, Newsletters|

Farm School NYC October Newsletter

10/22/2023

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We are eager to introduce the newest member of the FSNYC team. Fabina Itana Benites is joining us as our Resouce Mobilizer, and we could not be more excited to have her on board. Fabina is a native of Carhuanca, a small rural village in the Andes mountains of Peru, and was raised between Peru, the Bronx, and Ithaca, NY. She brings over 18 years of experience working on both the front lines and behind the scenes of racial justice and decolonization movements. Read more about her here.

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ
Citywide students recently wrapped Preparing for Winter where they explored the best ways to transition a garden for the winter season. Students are now in class with alumni-turned-facilitators, community organizers, and GrowNYC garden coordinators, DK and Chantel. We are excited for the lessons on building spaces for and with community that continue to emerge from this Urban Farm and Garden Planning iteration. Stay tuned for updates next month as students move closer to wrapping up the Citywide Program as they begin its final offering, Seminar.

๐—›๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€
High Tunnel Basics is well underway. We have four co-facilitators leading the course who took it in its previous iterations. Pictured below are Rayland, Zach, Kim and OA Cole from left to right. They are gearing up to lead a modified high tunnel build at the Plesant Village [โ€ฆ]

October 22nd, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

Farm School NYC September Newsletter

09/17/2023

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๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—– ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€
๐˜Š๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ
Citywide students recently completed Crop Management. They explored the best crops for NYCโ€™s climate, reviewed plant families and their specific needs, and imagined personalized creative crop plans. We share a special thanks to first-time FSNYC facilitators Grace and Ciara from Randallโ€™s Island Park Alliance Urban Farm. Stay tuned for updates next month as students begin preparing for winter!

๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜›๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด
Are you interested in high tunnels? Join our 5-WEEK course to explore high tunnels, their versatile uses, values, and styles. Learn all about site selection, construction, and maintenance, tailored to fit growing spaces in NYC. Learn more and register here!

๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜บ
Do you want to understand NYC, state, and federal policies that affect food access and food production in an urban setting? Consider joining our Advocacy Course! In this four session course, participants will examine city, state and federal policy with a focus on Food Justice, the Farm Bill and a variety of other justice issues. Students will develop skills in campaign building, community organizing, and writing to streamline messaging. Learn more and register here!

๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ
๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต
You are invited to this QTBIPOC-intended event where allies are welcome and accessibility is front of mind.

Catalyst has curated artisans and activities that help honor and heal our bodies, nourish and nurture connections, and participate [โ€ฆ]

September 17th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

Farm School NYC August Newsletter

08/16/2023

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๐˜พ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™™๐™š ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ข
Citywide students recently completed Irrigation and moved into Crop Management. During Irrigation, they enjoyed touring Morning Glory Garden in The Bronx and Brooklynโ€™s Red Hook Farms, better understanding the watering methods of the unique growing spaces and why. Students also worked together, familiarizing themselves with the parts of a drip irrigation system. See the photo below, captured by a current student, of a hands-on practice build at Red Hook Farms. We thank our co-facilitators, Jane and Maya, as well as our sites and guides, Cayla, Aazam, and Brendan.

Making their way through Crop Management, students are exploring the best crops for NYCโ€™s climate, reviewing typical crop plant families and their specific needs, and beginning to imagine their own creative crop plans. Weโ€™re excited to welcome first-time FSNYC facilitators, Grace and Ciara of Randallโ€™s Island Park Alliance Urban Farm. Stay tuned to hear how their crop plans turn out!

๐™๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™œ๐™ ๐™๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ก๐™จ
Are you interested in high tunnels? Join our 5-week course to explore high tunnels, their versatile uses, values, and styles. Learn all about site selection, construction, and maintenance, tailored to fit growing spaces in NYC. Learn more and register here!

๐™‰๐™š๐™ฌ ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™ค๐™› ๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ
Over 100 community members voted for our newly elected board of directors. Joining our current board are new members: Ravi Ramaswamy, Shanett Norris, Bea Mora, Carena Miles, Yu Li, and [โ€ฆ]

August 16th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

Your August Monthly Harvest from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is here!

08/02/2023

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๐“˜๐“ท ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“˜๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ฎ
โ€ข Statewide News
โ€ข The Great New York State Fair Updates
โ€ข Taste NY Updates
โ€ข NYS Grown & Certified Updates
โ€ข Funding Opportunities
โ€ข Spotlight: New York Wines Now Sold in Puerto Rico

๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€!
Visit Your Local County Fair for a Chance to Win Tickets to the Great New York State Fair

New York is home to more than 50 county and youth fairs, providing opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages to learn about local agriculture, where our food comes from, and how itโ€™s grown, harvested, and marketed to the public.

This summer, to help promote county and youth fairs across the state as well as celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Taste NY program, the Department is hosting a new #FindMeAtTheFair contest. For a chance to win prizes, including Taste NY regional gift baskets and VIP seating for concerts at The Great New York State Fair, county fairs across the state will offer a โ€œFind Me at the Fairโ€ New York State-themed selfie station that fairgoers can interact with. To participate in the contest, fairgoers can post a selfie on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #FindMeAtTheFair. A QR code provided at the selfie station will provide directions for how to ensure participants are entered in the Taste NY #FindMeAtTheFair contest.

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August 2nd, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants, Job postings, Newsletters|

Farm School NYC July Newsletter

07/19/2023

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๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป!
โ€ข ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด:
Are you curious about the ancient origins and current practices of soilless food cultivation? Would you like to learn about aquaponics and hydroponics? If so, consider joining our Soilless Practices public course!
Participants will be able to hear from experienced soilless ecosystem stewards and visit Universe City for hands-on learning about system design, operation, and maintenance. Whether youโ€™re a seasoned farmer or a curious beginner, Soilless Practices offers a unique opportunity to explore more sustainable, space-efficient ways to grow food. Learn more and register here!

โ€ข ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด:
Would you like to learn how to preserve and prepare the food you grow for safe storage and sharing? Have you been curious about canning for ages? If yes, register for our CFA course today.
Participants will learn about processing and preserving food through canning, pickling, drying, fermenting, and medicine-making. Our facilitators also cover relevant food safety standards. This year, there will be a class trip to Rise & Root Farm, where everyone prepares a value-added product together. Learn more and register here!

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ-๐—˜๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด
If youโ€™ve been reading the FSNYC newsletter for a while, youโ€™re probably familiar with our monthly Citywide Program updates and excited about getting involved. We love the enthusiasm surrounding the program and hope you can channel this into patience as we revise our [โ€ฆ]

July 19th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

Farm School NYC June Newsletter

06/16/2023

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๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜†๐—ป! ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ
Jocelyn Germany (she/hers) is the newest addition to the FSNYC team. We are honored to have this passionate individual leading our advocacy work. Jocelyn was born and raised in the unceded Lenapehoking lands of the South Bronx. She is currently a Farm School student for the 2022-2023 cohort and has enjoyed a deep sense of community and spiritual connection. Jocelyn enjoys playing video games, watching movies, learning, hanging out with friends, and dancing.

๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ
Our Citywide Learning the Land course is complete. Students heard from guest speakers, Cecilia and Milton, describing colonizationโ€™s expansive harmful impacts that are still evident and felt by many across NYC. Together in-person, students walked around Jackson Heights, observing the apparent race and class segregation by street and neighborhood. Seeing how our waterways and waste systems are mismanaged due to settlersโ€™ privatization and acquisitiveness, the cohort will continue learning about water and helpful ways to harness it in the next course, Irrigation.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ
Soul Fire Farm
Join Soul Fire Farm for Work and Learn days or a farm tour. SFF is one of our beloved ecosystem partners, and we encourage you to take a trip to learn about some of their farming practices. This is an opportunity to support their food sovereignty work and get your hands on the land. Click the following dates for their corresponding registration links,

June 16th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

Your June Monthly Harvest from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is here!

06/07/2023

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๐“˜๐“ท ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“ฒ๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ฎ:
โ€ข Statewide News
โ€ข Taste NY Updates
โ€ข NYS Grown & Certified Updates
โ€ข Funding Opportunities
โ€ข Spotlight: New York Products Featured at PGA Championship in Rochester

๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ!
Itโ€™s officially one of our favorite months of the year โ€“ known to most as โ€œJune,โ€ but to us, more importantly โ€“ as Dairy Month! Starting with World Milk Day on June 1, Dairy Month provides us all an opportunity to recognize our tremendous dairy farmers and dairy manufacturers who are producing and processing some of the very best dairy products in the world. Dairy is the largest single segment of New Yorkโ€™s agricultural industry, boasting nearly 3,200 dairy farms, from major global processing companies to small, family-run operations. Plus, New York is the nationโ€™s fifth largest producer of milk, which is also our stateโ€™s official drink!

At the Department, we are looking forward to spotlighting New Yorkโ€™s dairy industry all month long by highlighting the sustainability practices of New York dairy producers and processors, as well as the public health work of the Departmentโ€™s Milk Control and Dairy Services team, through some exciting opportunities and events! Commissioner Ball kicked off the celebration with a visit to Castleton Elementary School on June 1 for the first event in our Dairy Education Days series, which brings members of the Department to elementary schools across the state to [โ€ฆ]

June 7th, 2023|Categories: External posts, Grants, Job postings, Newsletters|