Saturday, January 31, 2009

Act Local

[shout-out to Ryan, whose chat message pointed me to this website]

VIDEOS: Urban Agriculture: East New York
each link below will take you to one of the five video chapters

Urban Agriculture: East New York is a documentary video in five chapters that explains how East New York's urban agriculture movement evolved. Each chapter is dedicated to one piece of a complicated process: a portrait of a veteran local farmer in her garden; a trip to the East New York farmer's market; a look at asset mapping analysis by the Pratt Center; land transfers from HPD to Green Thumb; and the investment in the neighborhood's youth made by agricultural organizers and experts"

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Meeting tonight at the Flatbush Reformed Church!

Reminder from Veda and Amy: tonight's Flatbush CSA meeting will take place at the Flatbush Reformed Church at 890 Flatbush Avenue on the corner of Flatbush and Church Avenues at 7pm tonight (Wednesday 1/28). This will be a chance for the core group to talk about roles and to meet our project partners at the NYC Coalition Against Hunger.

See you there!

Lucky Dog Farm Fundraiser on February 8.

At the coop general meeting last night, a couple people spoke about a farmland preservation effort in Delaware County, New York. The people organizing the effort are from Lucky Dog Farm, and they are trying to raise money ($40k) to get a matching grant from New York State to purchase the farmland adjacent to theirs in order to protect it from development. It's a compelling story for those of us who are interested in farmland preservation!