Yesterday over 40 youth from a local Salvation Army after school program participated in the launch of the Bushwick Campus Farm and Greenhouse Earth Week Celebration. After quick introductions and a bit of practice with basic farm tasks, they were soon running the show. The youth worked collaboratively in teams to weed and add compost to the raised beds, plant seedlings, and water the new starts. With their help the Bushwick Campus Farm is off to a great start for the 2012 growing season.
The Earth Week Celebration at Bushwick Campus Farm and Greenhouse is a collaborative project of EcoStation:NY, G-Camp, Boswyck Farms, Chrissy’s Cooking Club, Make the Road NY, El Puente, and Bushwick Campus Food Fighters.
The Celebration continues on Sunday, April 22, from 12:00-5:00pm with an Earth Day Work Party at Hope Gardens Community Center and Woodbine St. Block Association Garden. If you’re in New York and want to volunteer, email sean[at]ecostationny[dot]org.
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