Bushwick Cooks

About RiseBoro's Bushwick Cooks Program

Posted on May 17, 2018 by RiseBoro.

RiseBoro's Bushwick Cooks Program is a holistic approach to food access, improving Bushwick community health and sustainable wellness.

For forty years, RiseBoro Community Partnership has advocated for and served the north Brooklyn community. Through the Bushwick Cooks initiative, the agency extends its practice of culturally competent community development to address the social determinants of health, meet the local need for nutrition, fitness and preventative care, and to coordinate services and programs across RiseBoro's diverse departments.

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RiseBoro Farmers Markets: Saturdays and Sundays

Posted on May 16, 2018 by RiseBoro.

Event Flyer in EnglishJoin RiseBoro every Saturday & Sunday to enjoy fresh produce local products and experiences that celebrate Bushwick's multicultural heritage and trendy character

We speak English and Spanish, accept cash and credit at all our markets, and encourage the use of SNAP, WIC and other nutrition benefits ready at our Saturday and Sunday markets.

Cash, credit, SNAP and WIC accepted  FREE culinary & nutrition demonstrations  Youth Arts Workshops by ArtsXRhymes


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Past Event — Bushwick Grows! Community Farm

Posted on May 11, 2018 by RiseBoro.

Volunteer FlyerThe Bushwick Grows! Community Farm is bustling with activity at 1474 Gates Avenue! The courtyard at RiseBoro's Youth Center is now an interactive demonstration farm space focused on delicious, healthy food and food ecosystems. The farm hosts a range of free crop cultivation and culinary workshops for the whole community. The space also serves as a place for diverse community gatherings and events.

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Past Event — Bushwick Grows! Urban Agriculture for Veterans, Applications due July 9th, 2018

Posted on May 10, 2018 by RiseBoro.

Program FlyerBushwick Cooks is holding a 10 week Urban Agriculture for Veterans program on RiseBoro's farm from August 20th, 2018 to October 22nd, 2018. A stipend will be offered. Participants will work within agricultural, sanitation, and labor positions, gaining skills necessary for entry-level gardening, horticulture, or composting jobs.

Now accepting applications. If you are veteran, pick up an application at:

Empowerment Center
90 Beaver Street
Brooklyn NY, 11206

Applications are due July 9th.

Contact Program Manager Androniki Lagos at alagos@riseboro.org for more information.

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Comprehensive Community Food & Health Survey

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 by RiseBoro.

What's cooking, Bushwick? RiseBoro is in the final month of a comprehensive Community Food & Health Survey and we need your voice! Your thoughts and feedback are critical in identifying Bushwick's challenges and goals with respect to food, nutrition and health. Contact us to request a survey or you can take it online now.

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EcoStation NY Acquistion

Posted on Mar 7, 2018 by RiseBoro.

RiseBoro has begun formal acquisition of community partner, EcoStation:NY, to meet the Bushwick Cooks programmatic goal of maintaining and expanding community nutrition access and food literacy. 

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