Build aquaponics center in Brooklyn

May 4, 2012

Farm interns maintain the food growth system


This Spring, nine of our farm interns learn how to maintain our hydroponic food system in an April workshop taught by MPS Consulting. Our farm interns cleaned and sanitized the grow bed and styrofoam rafts making room for our new seedlings to be planted in the hydroponic system. The interns learned how to take apart the food system and rebuild or replace worn out parts. The farm interns also planted seeds in the growing medium to ensure that we have continuous food ready for the Brooklyn Rescue Mission food pantry. This week the youth will harvest Swiss Chard and Kale for distribution at the pantry, we are also keeping a close watch on our tomatoes which has alread begun fruiting. 

Fresh Swiss Chard
Fresh Swiss Chard
BRM Youth Farm Interns
BRM Youth Farm Interns
MPS Consulting
MPS Consulting

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

donate now:

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Support another project run by Brooklyn Rescue Mission Urban Harvest Center Inc. that needs your help, such as:

Project Leader

Robert E. Jackson

Brooklyn, NY United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Build aquaponics center in Brooklyn