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Volunteer Farm Day at East New York Farms

March 29, 2012
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Want to get your hands dirty in the spring sun? Feel the need to plant something, but feel lost in the midst of the concrete jungle? Not to worry, come out with WFPA to East New York Farms’ first open-farm day of the 2012 season! This amazing organization operates a 2 urban farms and a farmer’s market in an underserved neighborhood in Brooklyn where they provide fresh produce to the area, get youth involved in education and training and support the local economy. They have reserved their volunteer block especially for us to pitch in with their needs on April 7. Check out their site to learn more! The Urban Omnibus has a great 5-part series on the farm which covers land acquisition and outward community benefits, check it out here.

We will be heading to the farm from Manhattan at 9 am, or meeting at the farm at 10 am if you are closer to East New York and prefer to travel directly there. Tasks will include planting, fixing beds, working with seeds and whatever they need!

Please RSVP to Alisa Ahmadian at ama418@nyu.edu to get on the list–we have room for 20 budding farmers. We’ll be sending updates on the meeting spot closer to the date. If you are interested in meeting at the farm at or before 10 am, please read the directions on the East NY Farms website here.

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