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NYC School Gardens

For educators and gardeners interested in building on the edible schoolyard movement here in all 5 boroughs of NYC! Let's help kids grow school gardens for education AND for more nutritious school lunches! Ask questions, build the movement

Location: New York, NY
Members: 12
Latest Activity: Nov 4, 2010

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School-based Community Grants!

Started by Citizens Commitee For NYC Sep 21, 2009.

Creating gardening space at a NYC schools?

Started by teagan blackburn Feb 26, 2009.

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Comment by Green Edge NYC on March 28, 2010 at 3:52pm
In Brooklyn, Lettuce, Not Steel, Scrapes the Sky
By Annie Novack
THE ATLANTIC Mar 24 2010, 8:59 AM

Today, I farm a 6,000-square-foot roof-turned-vegetable-farm on the
shoreline of the East River in Greenpoint, North Brooklyn. I believe
it's the only full-on commercial green roof growing in the country, to
date. Built atop a sound stage warehouse by television and movie
production company Broadway Stages, and installed by green roof company
Goode Green, the Eagle Street Rooftop
Farm
is entering its second spring this year. I aim to produce
enough food to supply area restaurants, a weekly farm-based market, and a
new community supported agriculture (CSA) subscription program that
runs the length of New York City's 22-week growing season. (Read More)

Comment by Judy Harper on October 30, 2009 at 1:48pm
Comment by Liz on July 21, 2009 at 1:41pm
Do you like food? Do you like food that's healthful and sustainably produced? Want to get involved in shaping the way food is produced and distributed locally?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to the first
Brooklyn Food Coalition General Meeting!

What: Brooklyn Food Coalition General Meeting
Why: To approve the mission and structure of the Coalition and the convening of neighborhood groups
When: WEDNESDAY, JULY 22nd from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Get the full details
Comment by Liz on June 17, 2009 at 10:22am
Hello everyone,

If you don't already know about the Brooklyn Food Conference/Coalition's neighborhood meetings, please take a look at their site and get in touch with your neighborhood's organizer to find out when the next meeting is. It's an amazing time right now to get involved with changing our food system for the better.

One of the topics we discussed at our neighborhood meeting (and I'm sure was brought up at other meetings) was school food. So please attend your neighborhood's next meeting to learn more about what we can do to get healthier food in schools.

(I've also written a blog post for them, from my neighborhood meeting's perspective)
Comment by teagan blackburn on April 24, 2009 at 3:42pm
Any schools looking to start a school garden curriculum for the 2009-2010 school year? Contact me please at tblackburn@foodbanknyc.org
 

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