Join Be Social Change in partnership with Green Guerillas (http://www.greenguerillas.org/) and BK Farmyards (http://www.bkfarmyards.com/) for a fun, engaging, and educational “Change” event at the High School for Public Service Youth Farm (http://hspsfarm.blogspot.com/) in Crown Heights / East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
On March 17th, connect and make new friends while helping to transform the school’s 1.25 acre lawn into a thriving, productive, and educational farm.
The volunteer day includes meaningful and engaging activities structured around learning about and working on the farm as well as a free community workshop on Growing Your Own Food in NYC.
10:00am - 1:30pm: Farm Orientation, Discussion of BK Farmyard’s Mission, Work on the Farm (30 minute Break for Lunch in between- Remember to bring your own lunch!) 1:30-2:30: Free Community Workshop on Growing Your Own Food in NYC
Each volunteer will need to wear weather-appropriate clothing, closed toe shoes, bring a water bottle and lunch, and expect to get a little dirty! The $12.50 donation is donated to the Youth Farm and also pays for healthy snacks we will provide you while volunteering!
Help us to support an amazing local social change organization to create sustainable change in New York while also having fun, making new friends, and learning about urban farming!
About BK Farmyards
BK Farmyards (http://www.bkfarmyards.com) is a coalition of urban farmers dedicated to expanding food justice and agricultural production in Brooklyn. Currently consisting of four urban farmers with 25 years of combined agricultural experience, BK Farmyards manages 1.5 acres spread across several farm sites, including a 60–hen chicken operation with Egg CSA, a "backyard farm" with a six member CSA, and a 1.3 acre Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service. In addition to agricultural production, BK Farmyards focuses on education, though year-round in-class curriculum, a summer youth employment program, adult apprenticeship programs, community volunteer days, public tours and workshops, and more.
About the Youth Farm
The Youth Farm is a partnership between the High School for Public Service, Green Guerillas (http://www.greenguerillas.org/GG_ourprograms.php), and BK Farmyards (http://www.bkfarmyards.com/) and provides fresh and affordable food for the local community as well as educational and employment opportunities for youth and adults. The Youth Farm is a base for new experiential school curriculum, serving as an outdoor classroom and a catalyst for education from cooking and nutrition to migrant labor rights and trade policy. Student farmers work during the summer on the farm, learning about sustainable agriculture and community leadership. Produce from the farm is sold at a low cost to the community through a Community Supported Agriculture program and a weekly farmers market.
About Be Social Change New York Meetup -
We are a community of change makers, social entrepreneurs, start-ups, techies, non-profits, educators students, and overall do and want-to-do gooders. Collectively, we are cultivating a network that fosters the spreading of new and innovative ideas, supports building an infrastructure for social entrepreneurship, and provides opportunities for members to make the world a better place.
We do this by creating unique event experiences that empower, connect and organize the social change community in New York through:
“Be” - events and panels that feature innovative social entrepreneurs and change makers from a wide-range of sectors and disciplines. “Social” - meetups, breakfasts, and dinners that bring diverse groups of people together for idea sharing, networking, and collaboration. “Change” - projects in partnership with local impact organizations to provide members with opportunities to create meaningful and sustainable change in New York. Be Social Change New York focuses on creating diverse and integrated ways to make a difference locally while serving as a launching pad to create meaningful impact globally. Join us to become a catalyst for change with fellow New Yorkers!
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