HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE SCHOOL FARMS & GARDENS?
The Youth Farm thanks you for your incredible support of the Youth Farm at HSPS! It was just a couple weeks ago that 36 amazing donors funded our Adult Urban Farming Training Program on ioby. If you missed that opportunity, we have another exciting story to share and we could use your support.
Because the Youth Farm has been so successful growing food for the community, the Department of Education is working closely with our team to set standards for NYC school farms & gardens. This is an amazing moment in school garden history as we are piloting standards for all of NYC!
Because of their support for the Youth Farm, the DOE has very graciously allowed us to continue selling flowers and host educational programs on site, but we are still eagerly awaiting the finalized standards to go into effect for us to re-open our farmers market to selling our food grown onsite. We rely on the income from our farmers market to run our educational programs, so we are asking for your support in this historic moment that will pave the way for all future NYC school farms and gardens.