Build aquaponics center in Brooklyn

 
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Sep 5, 2012

Summer 2012 on the Bed-Stuy Farm

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Bird's Nest Foundation visit from Dylan's Lunchbox

This Summer at the Bed-Stuy Farm was full of life and youthful energy. It was our first summer with our new greenhouse and hydroponics system. We added many potted pepper plants, tomatoes, and eggplants to feed our community through the food pantry and community farmers market. Our farm interns Marcquis, Erica, Kenny and Dwayne spent the summer planting in pots for the greenhouse and in rows outdoors. This was a year we grew most of our crops from seeds instead of seedlings. We had son highly skilled interns with a very green touch the farm looks amazing.

We had many visitors to the farm this summer. We hosted a local youth group who helped us move plants in and our of the greenhouse with wheel barrows, many children from local daycare centers, senior high school and middle school administrators and a missionary group from Montreal Canada who worked on our farm for one full week. We also had visitors from the Bird's Nest Foundation Dylan's Lunchbox and Tracie McMillian author of The American Way of Eating. Three of our youth interns had an extraordinary summer experience from seed to the farmers market and discovered they had special customer service skills along the way. We thank all of our donors who help make this summer a huge success.

Student visitors from Montreal Canada
Student visitors from Montreal Canada
New roof for the chickens
New roof for the chickens
planting on the farm
planting on the farm
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