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How to Make Compost Tea

How to Make Compost Tea

January 23, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on How to Make Compost Tea»

This blog post was contributed by Urban Farm Corps Member Shamon Williams of Team Sankofa. [caption id="attachment_6955" align="alignleft" width="266"] Urban Farm Corps Member Shamon Williams.[/caption] So for starters, compost is a mixture ...

A History of Inequity & A Community Reclaiming Health

A History of Inequity & A Community Reclaiming Health

January 16, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on A History of Inequity & A Community Reclaiming Health»

This blog post was contributed by Urban Farm Corps Member Luisa Maria Martins of Team Seva. On January 10th, 2018, Cohort 14 had a trip to the new farm location in Staten Island. We embarked on the trip at ...

Mulchfest

Mulchfest

January 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Mulchfest»

This blog post about an extra service event was contributed by Urban Farm Corps Member Shamon Williams. Mulchfest is a time after Christmas when you bring your Christmas ...

The Forest Farm Build

The Forest Farm Build

January 10, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on The Forest Farm Build»

This blog post was contributed by Urban Farm Corps Member Shamon Williams. I am Shamon Williams, an Urban Farm Corps Member with Green City Force (GCF) from the ...

Extra Service at P.S. 188

Extra Service at P.S. 188

January 02, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Extra Service at P.S. 188»

This post about off-site extra service was contributed by Urban Farm Corps Member Adah Hill. Saturday December 16, I served at Public School 188. It was a service day playing sports with all ages and it was one of ...

Cohort 15 Uniform Ceremony

Cohort 15 Uniform Ceremony

December 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Cohort 15 Uniform Ceremony»

Post contributed by Love Where You Live Corps Member Sienna Thomas. "...the uniforms represented our commitment and readiness for service." [caption id="attachment_6919" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Hear it from Chantel: “This is where you can be sustainable”

Hear it from Chantel: “This is where you can be sustainable”

December 08, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on Hear it from Chantel: “This is where you can be sustainable”»

AmeriCorps Member Chantel Kemp serves in GCF’s Urban Farm Corps running and expanding the Farms at NYCHA. Meet Chantel in a day of service at Howard Houses Farm in this newly-released piece by ...

Lawrence Harris Wins Bonnie Potter Workforce Staff Award

Lawrence Harris Wins Bonnie Potter Workforce Staff Award

November 22, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on Lawrence Harris Wins Bonnie Potter Workforce Staff Award»

On November 16th, the NYC Employment and Training Coalition honored Lawrence Harris, GCF’s Social Enterprise Program Manager, with the Bonnie Potter Frontline Workforce Staff Award

Brownsville: Zero Waste in Shared Space Launches

Brownsville: Zero Waste in Shared Space Launches

November 02, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Brownsville: Zero Waste in Shared Space Launches»

On October 20, the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO) launched NYCx, an initiative designed to inspire creative and innovative solutions to our city’s pressing problems. Among the three initial programs, ...

Sandy Five Years Out

Sandy Five Years Out

October 30, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Sandy Five Years Out»

This weekend marked the five year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. At the time, GCF was building our pilot Farm at NYCHA ...

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