Initiative agricultural and environmental program in East New York
Organization: East New York 4 Gardens Inc
Project Name: Initiative agricultural and environmental program in East New York
Project ID: 156
Neighborhood/Communities that the project will serve: CB Brooklyn 05 (East New York)
Project Description: The goal of this project is to help build a resilient local food system by educating the community where healthy & fresh food/herbs come from. The organization will train the young people involved in the process on the different ways they can serve their community. East New York 4 Gardens is a hands-on organization. Our goal is to prepare the youth members for Americorp.
This open space farm will be environmentally friendly. Examples are collecting community organic waste for compost. We will also teach the benefits of recycling in the community. Saving and giving out extra seeds and plants to the community. The open space will introduce beneficial insects back to the area. Our bees will use pollination first and honey second. We are setting up rain water harvesting to crops and decorated floral. We will have a clothing exchange for the community that will be free.