Springtime at the farm. Time to prune the fig trees so that we can have a bountiful harvest this summer. Soon we will be starting herb and greens seedlings to sample at our May Gala. The additional greens will go to Brooklyn Rescue Mission Urban Harvest Center food pantry.
In 2005, BRMUHC created partnerships with the New York City environmental and food justice organizations to break ground on an abandoned lot behind the Mission in order to grow fruits and vegetables for pantry recipients. The site, once a neighborhood garbage dump, was transformed into an urban oasis that has served several hundred people since its creation. The farm has become a community gathering space and a classroom to teach neighborhood youth about food growing and community service.