Founded in Spring 2011 with the 1500 students and staff of the four high schools of Bushwick Campus (Academy for Environmental Leadership, Bushwick School for Social Justice, Academy of Urban Planning, and Brooklyn School for Math and Research), Bushwick Campus Farm & Greenhouse is a dynamic model of urban agriculture education.
It serves not only as a living classroom for the Campus, but also as a shared community asset, serving as a demonstration site for Just Food's Farm School NYC (see video below), GrowNYC/Grow to Learn, Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Master Composter program, and Cornell University's LEAD New York. It is also a "Garden to Café" site, and an increasingly popular destination for area schools, after-school programs, and summer camps.
Information about field trips and interactive tours of Bushwick Campus Farm, and about farm/garden consultations here.
In-class and after school programming: EcoStation works with teachers to connect standards-based lessons to engaging hands-on experiential learning during school hours, and leads the campus-wide Green Team twice weekly after school
Sustainable (chemical-free) organic agriculture links
ecology, health, and food issues
Summer employment and training for area youth through Green Guerillas' Youth Tillers and
Bushwick Campus' Food Fighters programs
Seasonal farm stand (a Bushwick Farmers' Market
Founding member of NYC’s first Youth Food Council,
a project of Flip the Table
Working greenhouse featuring hydroponic
and aquaponic growing systems by Boswyck Farms
After-school Cooking & Nutrition workshops
Adult apprenticeship program: "Green job" training
Community festivals (such as Earth Week) and
community open house/volunteer days
2012 Runner-Up: NYC Dept. of Sanitation's
"Team Up to Green Up" competition
Information about tours of Bushwick Campus Farm here.
Follow Bushwick Campus Farm on Facebook and Twitter
Farm School NYC at Bushwick Campus Farm
Eyewitness News WABC-TV New York
In 2012, Just Food, an inspiration and leader in the local food justice movement since 1995, launched Farm School NYC.
First with Secret Garden Farm, and now with Bushwick Campus Farm, EcoStation has been a member of Just Food's City Farms network since its inception, and are proud that Bushwick Campus Farm is an official training and apprentice site for this landmark project.
Maggie Cheney Director of
Farms & Education
Bushwick Campus Farm
featured in Emily Brooks'
New York City
Farmer & Feast:
Harvesting Local Bounty
(available on Amazon)