On the Radio!

So inspired by Rosemary, one of our favorite students, featured here in a clip from State of the ReUnion where she discusses her experiences at the Brownsville Student Farm.  Rosemary is in high school now and doing very well.

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Summer Update!

This summer the farm hosted students and their families from CAMBA and Beacon summer camps!

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October 10, 2013 · 10:20 pm

SFP featured in Brooklyn Magazine

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We are honored to be featured in this month’s issue of Brooklyn Magazine, both in print and on their website!  Click through for an interview with farm founder Nora Painten and a beautiful slideshow of the farm featuring our crops, creatures, and community.

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June 4, 2013 · 7:27 pm

We are excited for Spring!!

Spinach growing under the protection of our cold frame.

Spinach growing under the protection of our cold frame.

We are getting ready for Spring at the Student Farm Project!  

The chickens have been snuggling together all winter, and a peek inside our cold frame bed reveals that our spinach seeds have grown into a lush and vibrant crop!  Meanwhile we’ve ordered all our seeds, so when the beds are ready for planting the spinach will have many other veggies and flowers to keep it company.

We have also cultivated some great donations to help us do even more growing and educating this year.  Recent donors include: Annie’s foods, Slow Food NYC, The Cartwheel Foundation, and several Generous Individuals.  More grants and donations are in the works, and as always, we can use YOUR support!

See you soon at the farm!

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Getting Cozy for Winter!

It has been an amazing (and busy!) Autumn here at the farm.  We were lucky to make it through Superstorm Sandy pretty much unharmed, and our chickens stayed safe and protected in their coop.  Now we’re getting ready for winter, but we’re not going into total hibernation!  We built a winter cold frame, where we will grow spinach all winter long.  In early spring we will use the cold frame to get a headstart on growing seedlings of all kinds of crops for our other beds.

Our winter cold frame.

Our winter cold frame.

Our beautiful and sturdy weatherized chicken coop -- it withstood Superstorm Sandy!

Our beautiful and sturdy weatherized chicken coop — it withstood Superstorm Sandy!

Don't worry, the chickens will be cozy all winter long!

Don’t worry, the chickens will be cozy all winter long!

One of our happy chickens.

One of our happy chickens.

 

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Great video about the farm by PS/IS 323 technology students

Check out this great video!

Click here to see it on You Tube!

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Volunteer Days into the Summer

We will be taking Memorial Day weekend off but will be there every weekend in June and likely into July.

 

WHEN: 10 am – 5 pm.

Where: 514 Rockaway Ave at Sutter.

Bring: Safety goggles (sunglasses are ok), gloves, water, lunch, sturdy shoes.

Drop a line to npainten@gmail.com with the subject line “Brownsville Build” if you plan on joining us.

Made possible by generous donations from Build it Green, Slow Food NYC, and Dept. of Sanitation and Burpee’s Home Gardens.  Special thanks to HPD,  GrowNYC and Green Thumb.

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