Bushwick Grows! Community Farm

Posted on May 16, 2018 by RiseBoro

The 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.

Get Involved:

October Farm Events Flyer

Timelines for the Community Farm

Farm Project Timeline: January to April

Farm Project Timeline: April to November

Farm Design Draft #1 / Farm Design Draft #2Farm Designs Drafts 1 and 2

Final Farm Design Sketch

  Sketch

PAST EVENT — DESIGN THE FARM! COMMUNITY VISIONING WORKSHOP 1: LISTEN AND SHARE IDEAS
SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Take a walk through of the site and observe all aspects including water source, light, shade, power lines, drains, etc. Participants will work in small groups to brainstorm ideas for various categories of the farm. Creative and imaginative thinking is encouraged! This should be fun and ideas can be completely outside the box.

PAST EVENT — COMMUNITY VISIONING WORKSHOP 2: PROPOSE AND SELECT DESIGNS
SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Take another walk through in the garden with proposed designs in hand so participants can visualize the design within the space. Participants will evaluate each design proposal and vote on which they think is best.

PAST EVENT — COMMUNITY VISIONING WORKSHOP 3: DESIGN PRESENTATION
Thursday, MARCH 29:  6:00 PM

Unveiling of final and fully developed design based on all community input!  

RiseBoro is excited to present two Farm designs based on the Community's feedback.  Join us on Thursday, March 29th for the revealing of the final design presentation. 

  

Farm Design #1

Sketch of Farm Design #1

Farm Design #2

Sketch of Farm Design #2


 
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