HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE SCHOOL FARMS & GARDENS? The Youth Farm thanks you for your incredible support of the Youth Farm at HSPS! It was just a couple we

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HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE SCHOOL FARMS & GARDENS?

The Youth Farm thanks you for your incredible support of the Youth Farm at HSPS! It was just a couple weeks ago that 36 amazing donors funded our Adult Urban Farming Training Program on ioby. If you missed that opportunity, we have another exciting story to share and we could use your support.

Because the Youth Farm has been so successful growing food for the community, the Department of Education is working closely with our team to set standards for NYC school farms & gardens. This is an amazing moment in school garden history as we are piloting standards for all of NYC!

Because of their support for the Youth Farm, the DOE has very graciously allowed us to continue selling flowers and host educational programs on site, but we are still eagerly awaiting the finalized standards to go into effect for us to re-open our farmers market to selling our food grown onsite. We rely on the income from our farmers market to run our educational programs, so we are asking for your support in this historic moment that will pave the way for all future NYC school farms and gardens.

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Currently we are the only school farm or garden that the DOE has requested to stop sales of produce, and we're hoping that our work will ensure others do not have to stop their work as well. WHEN YOU SUPPORT US TODAY, YOU ARE SUPPORTING ALL EXISTING AND FUTURE SCHOOL FARMS AND GARDENS WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THESE NEW STANDARDS. Let's get more Brooklyn kids hands in the dirt!

PLEASE DONATE & REMEMBER TO DEDICATE YOUR GIFT TO THE YOUTH FARM IN THE BLUE BOX!

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FREE WORKSHOP & VOLUNTEER DAY SATURDAY:

The Youth Farm, 600 Kingston Avenue
October 6th, 10am-4pm, workshop at 2pm

Growing tons of tasty veggies relies on sustainable practices year-round. Farmer Molly will lead this hands-on workshop, and will review how to prepare your beds in the fall using minimal cultivation and compost, as well as cover crops. These techniques will help improve your soil and protect it over the winter months.

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