Neighbors, friends and Prospect Farm members!
Please join us for an Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 25th between 11 AM & 3 PM. Activities will include gardening, composting demos, children’s activities, tours, music and food. The event will take place rain or shine (fingers crossed for shine!). Come out to celebrate Mother Nature, the arrival of spring, community and local food production in Brooklyn!
Prospect Farm is located at 1194 Prospect Avenue (adjacent to the Seeley Street bridge) in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.
Join us at Prospect Farm on Sunday October 19, 11am – 1pm for an open house with workshops and refreshments.
Prospect Farm and the Brooklyn Commune Present Food Matters. This program is School Food in NYC: Problems and Prospects featuring Liz Accels, Executive Director of Community Food Advocates.
6:30pm at Brooklyn Commune
601 Greenwood Ave.
Saturday April 26, 11am – 2pm. 1194 Prospect Ave.
Demonstrations and Activities: Drying Herbs, Composting and Worms, Rainwater Harvesting, Starting seeds and planting, Music, Light Refreshments, Children Welcome, Contributions Welcome
FOOD MATTERS: A monthly film and discussion series
When: Monday, January 20, 6:30 PM
Where: Brooklyn Commune, 601 Greenwood Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218
This is a free event. All are welcome.
Producing food in our industrial civilization consumes enormous amounts of fossil fuel energy. How will our food system be affected by oil depletion? This is a compelling documentary about the years when fossil-fueled food production in Cuba was devastated by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the massive decline in Cuba’s available oil. Learn how Cuba successfully transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system dependent on the finite resource of oil, to one using organic, renewable methods of farming and local, cooperative urban gardens. It is our future.
Tom Angotti, Professor of Urban Studies, CUNY; Founder, Prospect Farm
Kady Ferguson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Food Coalition
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Prospect Farm is a community garden with membership open to all. We improve and farm the land, while sustaining ties with local residents, businesses and organizations. We invite you to join us in our monthly Food Matters film and discussion series to share ideas, concerns, and inspiration.
Prospect Farm: 1194 Prospect Avenue between Seeley and Vanderbilt Streets in Windsor Terrace.
Sunday FEBRUARY 3, 4-7 PM
1511 10th Avenue, Brooklyn (Knights of Columbus Hall)
F/G Train to 15 St. – Prospect Park
Inviting everyone who has helped out and who is interested in getting involved to celebrate our third birthday, meet with the farmers, have good food and fun! Special guest Nancy Romer of the Brooklyn Food Coalition will speak. Prospect Farmers will report on the 2012 season and share plans for 2013.
All are welcome: members (past, present and future), volunteers, and neighbors. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
This Saturday, May 12, Prospect Farm will be at the Brooklyn Food Conference, a free, all-day event where food activists, local farmers, academics, restauranteurs, health advocates, and all those interested in food justice will farther to discuss the what it takes to create a healthy, sustainable, and fair food system. The conference will feature keynotes from notable food activists, workshops, panel discussion, food demos, family programming, art, and much more. Free child care is provided. See the official program (PDF)
Where you can find us:
Prospect Farm will be leading the Windsor Terrace/Kensington Neighborhood Meetup.
Members Gwen Hill and Meera Bhat will facilitate the session.
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Global and Local Food Security: Taking Profit out of the Food Basket
Presented by Prospect Farm founder Tom Angotti
The Transition Movement: What is it? Why now?
Presented by Prospect Farm member Margaret Rose de Cruz and others
In addition, Prospect Farm member Jay Smith has volunteered many hours to help organize the conference and was recently a guest on WBAI’s “Eco-Logic” show talking about the conference and urban agriculture. Listen to the archived show
Come out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather at a Prospect Farm work day this Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. We’ll be planting, weeding, and doing other early growing season tasks. Bring water and work gloves.
Become a Prospect Farm Member
Prospect Farm needs members! Members work on the farm an average one hour per week or 52 hours a year and contribute $25 per year. Members get to take home shares of the crops grown on Prospect Farm. We need composters, plot managers, and individuals interested in doing administrative stuff. To join, talk to us at a farm work day or email email@example.com
Get your St. Patrick’s Day green this Saturday, March 17 by helping us grow some plants! The warm weather this week has us ready for spring gardening, and volunteers are invited to come help out 11am-2pm. Hope to see you there!
This Saturday February 25, 11am-3pm, stop by to help put together our first raised bed. At Prospect Farm we use raised beds for starting seeds and growing small crops of plants we don’t want to grow in one of the main garden beds. Some of us have already started seeds indoors; if you’re interested in joining stop by and let us know.
In addition, our brand new tool shed is now mostly ready, but we’ll be adding hooks and shelves inside.