Last season, East New York Farms! acquired scaffolding lumber from Build It Green!NYC, via our BIG!Blooms donation program. With the next growing season on the horizon, East New York Farms! has returned to our BIG!Blooms program to pick up more lumber for their community garden.
Dennis, an East New York Farms! urban farmer is featured in the photo above, beside his garden bed. He and his wife sell every Saturday at East New York Farms! summer market. According to Urban Agriculture Coordinator, Deborah Greig, "[Dennis and Marlene] grow wonderful Caribbean crops (scoth bonnet peppers, bitter melon, callaloo, etc). They've been with us at least 11 years." Deborah continues," [they] were able to produce a lot more this season with the help of your lumber!"
If you're local community or school garden is seeking lumber to build raised garden beds, please have them apply for Build It Green!NYC's BIG!Blooms program!
East New York Farmers Market is hosted at 613 New Lots Ave., in Brooklyn, every Saturday July-November.
Our Food Scrap Drop-off program serviced 1000 households per week in 2015!
We processed 765,477 pounds of food scraps and accepted 237,554 pounds of wood chips and leaf matter in 2015! That's over 1 million pounds of organic material diverted from landfills!
Our Big Gives Back program has given away $300,000 worth of materials benefiting NYC's community and environment.
Our Big Blooms program has given away 5,345 pieces of retired lumber to build 2,226 garden beds in over 1,269 community and school gardens.
The greenhouse gas emissions prevented by our diversion efforts is equivalent to saving 360,000 gallons of gasoline!