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SYEP Youth in the Garden

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) gets youth across the city into summertime positions that build their leadership skills and professional experience. There are 12 SYEP participants at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger this year. They help serve customers in our pantry and office, unload food deliveries, and maintain our urban garden plots. The youth
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Featured Farmer: Feedback Farms

“Feedback farms formed in 2011 around the idea of making temporary farms on vacant Brooklyn lots. Right now in NYC, there are an abundance of stalled construction projects – the economic crisis of 2008 left many developers unable to get financing to break ground or unable to complete construction projects in the five boroughs. While construction
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Farmers: John and Natalie Foote; Michael and Mary Castillejos Summary from Farmer John Foote: Plenty Farm is a GreenThumb community garden located at 19-21 Hunterfly Place that was founded in 2009.  Since it began, the mission of Plenty Farm has been to grow and donate food in the neighborhood. Plenty Farm runs a completely organic
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Featured Farmer: East New York Farms

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  • January 14, 2012 /
  • by BSCAH /
  • Community, New York City, Nutrition, NYC, Urban Farm, Urban Farming /
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East New York Farms Mission East New York Farms Project mission is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community.  They do this by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development. East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents. From:   www.eastnewyorkfarms.org
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Featured Farmer: Jimmy Williams

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  • October 3, 2011 /
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Fashion Designer Turns to Urban Farming This Southern California entrepreneur made a lifelong passion for gardening his career after designing clothes for more than 20 years. By: Tracey Chang of Second Act| 05/23/2011 Every day at 5 a.m., Jimmy Williams wakes up with anticipation. He says he can’t wait to see what sprouted overnight in
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