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51 Van Buren St
Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
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Greenhouse Build with photo essay update

the project

The Bedford-Stuyvesant (affectionately known as "Bed-Stuy") neighborhood is a center for Brooklyn's African-American population and also represents one of NYC's greatest at risk areas for diet related illnesses. Help us support urban, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs, and specifically the continued outreach efforts to local residents about the importance of eating and living healthy by helping fund the construction of a year-round greenhouse to extend the growing season within one of New York City's food deserts.

Also check out the progress at:!__herban-farm


the steps

There's been quite a lot of work going on at the project site!

The site has been cleared, debris has been hauled away, and herbs and vegetables have been planted. Now we need your support to construct the on-site greenhouse, tables and shelving to enable year-round gardening, please give what you can! Please help the schoolchildren, teens, adults and seniors in the Bed-Stuy community get a greenhouse! 

why we're doing it

Our project will help a prominent Central Brooklyn community garden to further their continued outreach by building a year-round greenhouse for growing herbs and plants for the local community.


$2,190 for Greenhouse supplies
Project total = $2,190
Atelier 10 match = $1,500
ioby fee = 120 (8% of 1500),
TOTAL = $2,310


Greenhouse Build with photo essay update

The Hattie Carthan Greenhouse Build took place the weekend of Oct 15.  Here's what happened:











The greenhouse team assembles and gets its tools ready.












Ben and Marcus get the lumber into place.












Cassie the driller.











Rafters are up thanks to these awesome folks.











Looking like a greenhouse!











Mr. C and Yonnette are happy about the new Greenhouse.  Yay!


Come volunteer - we need your help!


We need your help! We will be working on this exciting project every day from 10:00am till 5:00pm (May 15th - May 25th).

We will use this ten day volunteer effort to remove ashpalt and road waste from the site, to clean the weeds and remove the rocks from our soil, before building our pathways around the farm, design large farm moundbeds ,fill growbags with rich compost for growing herbs and food this season. We have a few neighborhood coffee shops dropping off fresh grinds weekly to help us work on improving our soil health.

Please come and help us for a week, a day, an afternoon (any time you can spare) for this vital stage in creating the Urban Farm. Enter the Urban Farm  from Van Buren Street.  The nearest subway station is GG - Bedford?Nostrand B38  to Tompkins and Lafayette. Walk 1 block on Tompkins then turn right on Van Buren Street. Don’t forget your gardening gloves if you have some  Water provided – please bring a reusable water bottle.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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