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Weekly Eco-Tip (July 10/11, 2010)

Added Value/Red Hook Community Farm

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for July 10/11, 2010
(Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.)

It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. If you’re up for something more down to earth than a walk in the park, but don’t want to make the long trip out of town for a wilderness excursion, take part in one of the City’s many urban farming projects. They’ll gladly welcome you for a few hours. No experience necessary! Some partners so far include:

  • East New York Farms: United Community Centers, 613 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn. Open volunteer days on the first and third Saturdays through the summer. Staff and interns will teach volunteers.
  • Added Value/Red Hook Community Farm, Bklyn: One of the City’s largest urban farms. Saturdays through November.
  • Upper West Side Community Garden: Learn about flower gardening and landscaping; help host community events. Experienced supervision on weekends.
  • The Old Stone House, Park Slope: Assist the resident permaculture teacher with various gardening & composting projects.
  • St. Luke’s Garden: West 141st St, NY, NY. A community vegetable garden.
  • Horticultural Society of NY in East Harlem, the Bronx, Bed Stuy & Staten Island: HSNY, the City’s oldest horticultural organization, has volunteer opportunities at several urban farm projects. HSNY provides job training to some of New York’s most underserved communities, including families and at-risk youth, constituents of social service organizations, and men and women who are and were incarcerated.

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