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the project

Grow a farmer by supporting Farm School NYC, the city’s comprehensive, professional level urban agriculture training program grounded in social justice.

Our Work

Since 2010, Farm School NYC has educated hundreds of adults through a 20-course, hands-on curriculum taught by experts in the field. Courses cover a wide range of topics from social justice issues, to urban planting techniques, to grassroots community organizing. Through engaging, place-based education, our classes cultivate future leaders in NYC's food justice movement.


How you can help

Farm School NYC trains leaders committed to building an equitable food system. A central part of our mission is to provide urban agricultural education to people at all income levels. As a result, our average student is able to pay only one-third of the cost of our courses. To keep our program open to all, we need your help. Please consider making a donation—and join us in showing your support for sustainable agriculture rooted in social justice.

the steps

Farm School NYC will offer 20 courses over 40+ weeks in 2016 -- from Food Justice to Botany, Irrigation to Propagation -- educating 100+ students and employing more than 20 expert urban farmers and advocates.  Dozens of students will need tuition subsidies to join us each month, especially those who could contribute to urban agriculture projects in communities where health disparities are greatest.

why we're doing it

New York City is a place with growing wealth and health disparities, where access to healthy food is tenuous for many, and communities can be fractured by social, economic and racial injustice.

Urban farms provide a host of benefits--they increase access to healthy, affordable food in underserved neighborhoods; they help reduce crime and create safer, greener public spaces; they redirect rainwater to lessen the impact on our failing wastewater management systems; they help rid city soils of pollutants through composting and remediation; they create job and entrepreneurship opportunities; they are cornerstones of vibrant, engaged communities. Farm School NYC is committed to offering comprehensive, professional training to educate the future leaders of our city’s farms and food-based initiatives.

Alumni have gone on to staff and lead agricultural projects throughout the city, state and beyond.



RAISED = $455.00
ioby Platform Fee  waived
 Payment Processing Fee (3%) $13.25

We will be using the $441.75 raised toward our course supplies and costs, in particular, helping underwrite a new seminar in Seedkeeping that we are doing this year. 


We are seeking $10,000 for this campaign, ⅛ of our annual budget, to help us make up the shortfall between our costs and what our students in need can afford to pay.

Personnel + Faculty

Program Director                                                    33,600

Faculty                                                                    42,500

Equipment, Printing + Supplies

Course Supplies                                                           800

Phone / Voicemail / Mobile                                           720

Additional Expenses (travel, space rental, etc.)      3,180

TOTAL 2016 BUDGET:                                            80,000

SUBTOTAL = $10,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Payment Processing Fee of 3%  $300
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,335



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