project leader
Danielle H
location
5816 Clarendon Road
(East Flatbush)
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the project

This summer, the Wyckoff House Museum is looking to expand our COMPOST SYSTEM & keep our URBAN FARM running. Now more than ever we want to make sure we continue to provide our community with fresh, low-cost produce at our weekly farm stand, increase our capacity to accept food scraps to process and divert from the waste steam, and maintain our surrounding garden space for the public to safely enjoy the outdoors. We will be doing this alongside the return, at full capacity, of our teen Garden Apprentice Program (GAP), which gives youth from the surrounding area the opportunity to gain experience growing food and develop meaningful relationships with community members through managing our weekly farm stand and public skill sharing workshops.

 

the steps

  1. Welcome to the Farm: On-board our 4 teen GAPs (Garden Apprentices) to the Wyckoff Farm and begin working together.
  2. Plant, Plant Plant: Learn the ins and outs of cultivating, harvesting, and managing compost throughout the season.
  3. Helping Hands: Support GAPs so they can manage weekly farm stands and lead public volunteer skill sharing events.
  4. Increase Our Capacity: Build new Compost bins to handle an increase of food scrap drop offs and host compost education programs for children and adults.
  5. Keep It Moving: Continue to host weekly farm stands, with low-cost produce options via Fresh Food Boxes, and donating produce to local community partners for those in need.
  6. Cultivate and Maintain: Throughout the growing season we will be working to keep the farm in good shape -- sow, reap, and repeat!

why we're doing it

Even though the city is slowly returning to "normal" following COVID-19, we are still grappling with food access and environmental justice issues that will continue beyond the pandemic. 

  • Our local district, Brooklyn #17, is one of the most food insecure communities in New York City (ranking at fifth lowest out of 51) with a resounding 29% of households qualifying as "food insecure" according to recent research by the Food Bank of New York City
  • Composting helps divert organic materials from the waste stream and reduce the impact of greenshouse gasses, which makes our communities cleaner and healthier.
  • Developing meaningful youth programs for teens helps give them essential job and farming skills.

Following our Farming for our Community campaign, we were able to create a sense of community and connection on our farm while we were growing produce for our neighbors in need during a difficult time. This year, we want to expand our operations and build deeper investment to better serve our community. 

budget

$50 Signage for Composting bins

$50 for a Compost Fork

$300 to print Flyers to promote the farm and compost

$500 for Compost Tumblers

$1,500 for Lumber to build new growing beds

$600 $40 per bed for starts and seeds ($40 x 15 growing beds = $600)

$450 for new farm tools and gloves

$650 for materials to host public education workshops

$1,500 to develop curriculum for the Compost Classroom for students

$6600 $550 for each weekly farmstand (staff, supplies, promotion) for the season ($550 x 12 farmstands = $6600)

$7,200 Stipend for three teen Garden Apprentices

$10,900 to hire a Garden Assistant for the 2021 season

$30,300

 



TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED $29,845.50
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$455
TOTAL TO RAISE= $30,300
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  

 

REVISED BUDGET 7.30.21

  •  
  • $25 Signage for Composting bins
  • $50 for a Compost Fork
  • $200 to print Flyers to promote the farm and compost
  • $125 for Compost Tumbler 
  • $300 for Lumber to build new growing beds 
  • $20 per bed for Seeds for the season ($20 x 16 growing beds = $320)
  • $450 for new farm tools and gloves 
  • $655 for materials to host public education workshops 
  • $1000 to develop curriculum for the Compost Classroom for students
  • $100 for each weekly farmstand (staff, supplies, promotion) for the season ($100 x 12 farmstands = $1200)
  • $2175 Stipend for two teen Garden Apprentices
  • $3500 to hire a Garden Assistant for the 2021 season

 



TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED $10,000
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$152
TOTAL TO RAISE= $10,152
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  

updates

Hurricane Damage Update

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. Yes indeed your support will help to fund our teen programs. Following Hurricane Ida, we experienced sever flooding - up to 7 feet in the cellar. Our HVAC and water boiler were entirely submerged. The house is not safe for visitors, our staff, nor our caretakers. We simply cannot run our programs without our historic landmarked house. Our needs are even greater than before and our budget will go up. For now your funds will help support both our teen programs and the organizations relief and repair of New York State's oldest structure and first landmark. 

Thank you for all your support and helping us get through this!

 

 

photos

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donors

  • Mary Tsaltas
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  • Wendy Mullaney
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  • Sean Sawyer
  • Cheryl Wycoff
  • Kelli W.
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  • Susan and Peter Restler
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  • Shaheen R.
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  • Kevin Wycoff
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