Urban Free Farm - Producing free food in Brooklyn
Bushwick City Farms is a network of open spaces run by neighborhood volunteers that provide free food, clothing and educational programs for the community. We believe in the importance of community self-sufficiency, food justice, responsible food production, and land rehabilitation. This is especially important in our neighborhood due to a lack of access to affordable, fresh, organic food; for this reason all the food we produce is free to the community.
We plan to transform a vacant 10,000 sq ft lot into a urban community farm that will serve as both a much needed public green space and as a model of responsible food production. We will build raised vegetable beds to grow organic veggies, a chicken coop to house a free-range flock and a recreational area where kids can play. We will also host weekly free educational workshops at the farm on topics such as composting, farming, food education, ect. We have constructed two gardens previously in Bushwick, Brooklyn; we have lots of volunteers and sources for recycled free wood for farm construction. Now, we just need some funds for clean soil and building supplies.This project will provide crucial resources to an underprivileged urban community while also promoting environmentally sound farming practices and community empowerment.
For more info check out our website - http://bushwickcityfarm.wordpress.com/
and our facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002422390841&sk=info
Funded by New York City, NY (October 2011)