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Farm to Pantry: Urban Farming with Project Eats Frederick Douglass Farm


Farm to Pantry: Urban Farming with Project Eats Frederick Douglass Farm

Help this community-run farm put fresh healthy produce on the menu this summer!

Project Eats is an organization devoted to bringing fresh organic produce to NYC communities in need, and to teaching volunteers and community members about urban farming both informally and through periodic hands-on workshops.

Volunteers will assist with everything from composting and weeding, to building raised beds and greenhouses, assisting the farm market stand, to harvesting and processing a wide variety of crops. Bring water, sun protection, and boots or sneakers.


Project EATS launches farm sites in conjunction with neighborhood high schools, workers in the community, participants in one and/or more community-based organizations. Working in partnership, high schools and community organizations provide the site and the materials needed to construct the farms. Project EATS provides farmers, facilitators, and any additional materials needed to start the farms and an outdoor community market. From food grown at the farms, Project EATS develops product lines that make it possible for communities to expand and diversify their markets and revenue streams. It also provides paid apprenticeships for community youth and adults.