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Community Supported Agriculture and Community Gardens Series

GreenThumb and Just Food proudly present a new series of workshops that explore the partnerships between CSAs and community gardens. This series is a great opportunity to engage your community and create partnerships with local farms while providing increased access to fresh, local produce. You will hear from the a wonderful array of guest speakers including Farmer Fred from Sang Lee Farms, which provides for a CSAs including the Crown Heights Farm Share. We will be give out the CSA in the City Tool-kit published by Just Food. You will need to register and attend all three sessions in this series in order to receive the tool-kit. There are limited spaces so please e-mail Bilen to register by December 1st: [masked].

Part II: You will need to present picture ID to enter the building.
Learn more about the ins and outs of setting up and running a CSA in your community. Learn how you can get connected with a farmer, how to set up flexible payment options for community members and how Just Food can help you get started. We’ll hear from experienced CSA organizers about their partnership with their farms and the work they do to manage their CSAs.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fabulous event with an excellent turnout! More than twenty people, with lots of good questions about how CSAs work, and what the advantages and disadvantages of them are. The organizer was well prepared, with a clear slideshow and good control of the group. She answered all the questions, gave everyone time to share their own stories and experiences, and kept track of time well so that it ended exactly on time. Light refreshments were also served and there was time for people to talk to each other afterwards and make connections with others who might be looking for partners or apprenticeships. Those that missed this one, should definitely come out to the next one! (I won't be providing so many pictures of the handouts next time, so come if you want to learn!)

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • Dan R.

    Would like to see about the viability of a rooftop container CSA business for NYC.

    January 9, 2013

  • Rob G.

    Learning to farm a giant rooftop

    December 18, 2012

    • Bilen

      looking forward to hearing about your project.

      January 2, 2013

    • Jaret

      How high?

      January 8, 2013

  • Jaret

    I farm a large community garden in Stapleton, Staten Island. We grow food for churches, soup kitchen and shelters as well as supply our community with fresh produce.
    We need wood donations and volunteers!

    January 7, 2013

    • Jose R.

      For volunteers what days and what experience do I need if any

      January 8, 2013

    • Jaret

      No experience nessary. We're in the construct phase, building raised grow boxes, setting post and fencing. We're trying to hurry before the ground gets to hard! I'm here everyday as head gardener so come by at when you can. Call ahead if you can. [masked]-8638. Ask for Jaret.

      January 8, 2013

  • Debbie

    I've been farming in my building's south facing garden with great results- but would like to become part of a community garden in the city. I've seen beautiful community gardens in East Village and Lower East Side and I would like to help create a green space and grow food for the community.

    January 7, 2013

  • Jeannette

    I am excited to learn about local food right here in the 5 boroughs. I tasted some Brooklyn honey at the Union Square Farmers Market last fall! The next step is doing it somewhere and somehow. There are great conferences coming up as well, see you soon! Happy New Year!

    December 27, 2012

    • Bilen

      the somehwere and somehow are so much easier to access than one would think! looking forward to meeting you and building with you.

      January 2, 2013

  • Ann R.

    May I attend just to learn about what's involved in how CSAs and community gardens work together?

    January 2, 2013

    • Bilen

      of course you may!

      January 2, 2013

  • Elena

    I'm looking forward to meeting like minded people!

    December 28, 2012

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