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Regional RIC @ East New York Farms Wrap-Up


On motor vehicles visitors triumphed in from all over the Northeast.  On October 11, 2014 East New York Farms! hosted a “Regional Rooted In Community Youth Summit.” The day started with breakfast bagels, laughs and high energy dancing as interns from East New York Farms shared cultural dances from their neighborhood. Among the styles of dancing: African music, West Indian music, Latino, and hip hop all encompassed the people of East New York, Brooklyn. 

The United Community Centers (the organization that hosts the East New York Farms! project which has been active since 1954) played host to the as they came prepared with lessons that the youth taught themselves.  The groups attending/facilitating were Added Value from Red Hook Brooklyn, the Center for Environmental Transformation from Camden New Jersey, BK Farmyards from Crown Heights Brooklyn, Bronxworks from Bronx New York, Center for Family Life from Sunset Park Brooklyn, Cultivating Community from Maine, Ecostation from Bushwick Brooklyn, Summer of Solutions from Hartford Connecticut, and Urban Nutrition Initiative from Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

The afternoon featured a vegetarian Mexican lunch from locally grown food sources.  After lunch the group headed off to different Brooklyn farms. The sites that hosted volunteers were Ishabelia Farm in Brownsville, Ecostation, and Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights.  At each site the hosts portrayed their work, and were able to get a helping hand.  After a warm bus ride back to East New York Farms we all locked arms and really formed the links that we made from the day to build a stronger movement.  Inspired by the Civil Rights movements from the 1960’s that built the United Community Centers (the organization that hosts East New York Farms!) said farewell to guests locked in arms until the next time they meet.

 
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Upcoming Events at East New York Farms!

Monthly Calendar

East New York Farmers Market
Saturday, October 25, 9:00 am

Honey Tasting and Harvest Demonstration
Saturday, October 25, 11:00 am
Learn about our special local honey, all about how it’s made and taste honey from around the neighborhood and the world!

ENYF! Farm Stand
Wednesday, October 29, 3:30 pm

The mission of the East New York Farms Project is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development.

East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents.