Urban Farming will be growing community gardens in New York on Thursday, May 6, 2010. The New York, South Bronx location in collaboration with THE POINT CDC will support our efforts to end hunger in our generation by hosting the launch of a community-based garden.
Urban Farming’s mission is to create an abundance of food for people in need by planting gardens on unused land and space while increasing diversity, educating youth, adults, and seniors, as well as providing an environmentally sustainable system to uplift communities. In partnership with Triscuit, the launch of the Home Farming movement and its collaboration with Urban Farming will create 50 community-based home farms across the United States in 2010.
The Home Farming movement encourages people to connect with the simple joy of growing their own herbs and vegetables, at their own home or in their neighborhood. To help people on their path to Home Farming, four million packages of Original and Reduced-Fat Triscuit crackers will include cards with basil or dill herb seeds that can be planted directly into the ground. An interactive Web-based community www.triscuit.com/homefarming helps to plant the seeds of success with tips from master gardener Paul James, Master Gardener and host of the HGTV show Gardening by the Yard as well as information about how people can start their own home farm or volunteer at an Urban Farming location. This also connects to Urban Farming’s website at: www.UrbanFarming.org
Triscuit and Urban Farming also are opening additional community-based home farms in the NYC area at these locations:
• Brook Park 141 St. South Bronx, NY 10454
• Polo Ground Towers, Harlem 2965 8th Ave., New York, NY 10039
• Van Cortland Riverdale Park cross streets are Mosholu Ave. & Broadway, NY 10471
About Urban Farming:
Urban Farming took root in 2005 with three gardens and has since blossomed into an organization that plants and supports over 750 community gardens across the country and abroad and has fed close to a half of a million people. Urban Farming’s mission is to create an abundance of food for people in need by planting gardens on unused land and space while increasing diversity, educating youth, adults and seniors and providing an environmentally sustainable system to uplift communities. Urban Farming helps feed people in need and empowers communities by gathering local volunteers to plant fruits and vegetables on unused land and space with the goal of ending hunger. Urban Farming also educates people about healthy living and greening the environment. Founded by recording artist Taja Sevelle, the program began with only three gardens. The organization also works to build and strengthen impoverished communities by providing educational and entrepreneurial opportunities to help motivate youth, adults and seniors to optimize the production of unused land for food.
For more information or to make a donation please visit: www.urbanfarming.org