PARTNERSHIPS

Farm School NYC greatly appreciates the generous support of our partners in helping us to to train NYC residents in urban agriculture and inspire positive local action around food access and social, economic, and racial justice issues.    

 

Black Urban Growers

Black Urban Growers (BUGs) is an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, they nurture collective black leadership to ensure we have a seat at the table.

Bronx Green-Up

Bronx Green-Up (BGU) the community gardening outreach program of The New York Botanical Garden provides horticulture education, training, and technical assistance to Bronx residents, community gardeners, urban farmers, local schools, and community organizations. BGU has been a partner of Farm School NYC since its inception.

Brooklyn Grange

Brooklyn Grange Farms is the leading rooftop farming and intensive roofing business in the country. They have to world’s largest rooftop soil farms in the country located on top of two New York City buildings from which they distribute over 25 tons of organically produce each year. 

Citizens Committee for New York City

CCNYC was started in the 1970s by U.S. Senator Jacob Javits and Newsweek Editor-In-Chief Osborn Elliott. Today, the Citizens Committee for New York City remains true to its mission of helping New Yorkers-especially those in low-income communities-come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. 

Crock & Jar

Crock and Jar was founded with two distinct goals: 1) to offer top-quality preserved foods that rely on sustainably-grown, local produce and traditional techniques to create contemporary flavors and 2) to build a strong real food community by teaching classic food preservation techniques to both home cooks and chefs alike. 

Earth Matter

Earth Matter NY seeks to reduce the organic waste misdirected into the garbage stream by encouraging neighbor participation and leadership in composting.

East New York Farms

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.

EcoStation:NY

EcoStation:NY is a the founder of Bushwick Campus Farm, Bushwick Farmer’s Market(s) and community youth empowerment projects. 

 

Green Guerillas

Green Guerillas is a vital non-profit center, helping community gardeners cultivate community all year long. They’ve helped create over 600 community gardens throughout New York City to serve as a testament to the skill, creativity, and determination of New Yorkers.

GreenThumb

Greenthumb is a project of NYC Parks and is the largest gardening program in the nation.  They provide material support to over 500 community gardens in New York City and they’ve also contributed to Farm School NYC and our mission.

 

Just Food

Just Food empowers and supports community leaders to advocate for and increase access to healthy, locally-grown food, especially in under-served NYC neighborhoods.

 

La Familia Verde

Co-founded by Karen Washington, La Familia Verde is a coalition of community gardens in the Crotona, East Tremont and West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx. La Familia Verde represents the next generation in the community gardening movement.  They are an entirely volunteer organization, and all our members are community residents. They are generously contributing to the Farm School NYC mission.

The New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum and, since its founding in 1891, has served as a natural oasis in New York City.  It supports over 1 million plants, is a major educational system for local families, and operates one of the world's largest plant research and conservation programs. 

NYC Community Garden Coalition

Founded in 1996, New York City Community Garden Coalition's mission is to promote the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.

 

Manhattan Borough President's Office

Under the direction of the Gale A. Brewer, the 27th borough president of Manhattan, the president's office has taken on great initiatives such as Composting, Fresh Food for Seniors, and Urban Agriculture.

Rise and Root Farm

Through GrowNYC’s Farm Beginnings course, the developers of Rise and Root Farm were able to develop their ideas and clarify their dreams of their mission to achieve agricultural sustainability. One of their members, the fantastic Karen Washington, teaches an intriguing Summer Extension course with Farm School NYC.

Urban Farm Alliance

The Urban Farm Alliance is a collective of farmers across New York City who lead innovative sustainable agriculture projects, from large-scale rooftop for-profit farms to community gardens that operate farmers’ markets that feed hundreds of local families. The Alliance is excited to be partnering with Farm School NYC.

The Youth Farm

The Youth Farm increases production of locally grown food in an underserved neighborhood and also yields tremendous social, environmental and education benefits to the surrounding community. The Youth Farm continuously partners with Farm School NYC in our Accelerated Certificate Program, to house some of our outdoor classes, and as a apprenticeship site for students.