GCF Recognized in NYC Council Speaker State NYC Address

February 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on GCF Recognized in NYC Council Speaker State NYC Address»

“We will create new job training opportunities and increase access to fresh produce by partnering with Green City Force to bring urban farms to more housing developments.”

- NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito


Green City Force staff and Love Where You Live Corps and Staff with NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres, Chair of the Committee on Public Housing, at the NYC Council Speaker State of the City Address at Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Read the full press release on the NYC Council Website, including quotes from GCF Urban Farm Corps Members Paul Philpott, Nalijha Trammell, Chris Escoboza and Executive Director Lisbeth Shepherd. Watch the full recording of the address on the NYC Council Website here (GCF mention at 1:21:00).

We are excited to grow our partnership with Melissa Mark-Viverito in the final year of her tenure as NYC Council Speaker to increase the number of urban farms in public housing. Read more about Farms at NYCHA initiative, part of Building Healthy Communities, a partnership of GCF, NYCHA, the Mayor’s Office, Fund for Public Health and community partners Added Value, East New York Farms, Harlem Grown and Ladies of Elegance Isobahlia Foundation.

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