Connie

Location:

Long Island City, NY
Hometown: New York

Member since:

July 7, 2014

Do you grow food now or do you want to start growing food?

Yes!

What neighborhood in NYC do you farm or want to farm?

Queens Botanical Garden's Intergenerational Garden & Food Pantry Program

Where do you grow food or want to grow food (i.e. community garden, back or front yard, window sill, rooftop farm, etc)?

All of the above!

What is the name of your project or farm (if relevant)?

Intergenerational Garden @ Queens Botanical Garden, IG Food Pantry Garden

Please describe your project or farm (if relevant).

QBG's Intergenerational Garden brings queens community gardeners of all ages and backgrounds together. They grow their own vegetables planting vegetables important in their cultures showcasing our boroughs diversity with and learn to be good environmental stewards. Intergenerational Food Pantry Program: A 1,200 Sq. ft space adjacent to the IG gardners has been providing fresh produce to several local pantries and soup kitchens since 2012, delivering pounds and pounds of food each week during the growing season to feed New Yorkers in need of receiving healthy, locally grown food and nutrition.

Introduction

I'm Connie, Prior Chef and have been aiming my career towards working in Agriculture. Currently am an apprentice of the Intergenerational Garden @ Queens Botanical Garden and am co-organizer of workshops in the IG garden.


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