Monday, April 21, 2014

Urban Agriculture in New York City!

The Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service offers so many ways to learn about sustainable agriculture and food justice at one place. 

check it out!

From one time lessons on starting school gardens, to workshops on the science behind compost for elementary school groups, to a technical training program on sustainable horticulture, the Youth Farm functions as a hub for education on Urban Agriculture in New York City. 

Field Trips and Tours for Youth & Adults
Interested in hands-on, environmental education? Trying to find a way to get your group to talk about agricultural and food justice issues? Just want to get your group active in an outdoor setting? Want to bring a group for some awesome farm-based education?
The Youth Farm hosts groups of all types and ages, and can design a tour or workshop on the farm that suits your group’s interests.

Volunteer Days & Free Saturday Workshops

Our FREE community workshops cover everything from common garden techniques to healthy cooking to food justice. Every workshop takes place on a volunteer day - come work on the farm in the morning, then stick around for the free workshop! 

Urban Farm Training Program

Our Urban Farm Training Program is an intensive, 20-hr. per week training program designed to train working/urban participants in the ins and outs of urban agriculture. The program provides participants with the skill and practice to run their own urban farm or garden, or integrate farm-based learning into a variety of programs.

School Garden & Garden-Based Education Training
We work with schools, teachers and organizations to help them start or maintain school gardens and lead garden-based education workshops. We offer workshops on basic gardening in NYC from seeds starting to planting garlic, as well as tailored workshops for groups wanting professional development. To schedule a workshop or trainining please email: Patricia (at) bkfarmyards (dot) com.