Green Hook: The Movie

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GCF Corps Member Stephene Brathwaite has made her film debut, producing a 5-minute video of Green Hook’s work at the Red Hook Community Farm. Green Hook, GCF’s urban agriculture team, works to expand access to healthy foods for low-income public housing residents of Red Hook, Brooklyn, in partnership with Added Value. Read Stephene’s introduction below, and watch the video here.

Stephene at work on the farm

News from Red Hook Community Farm

By GCF Corps Member Stephene Brathwaite

The urban farming team of Green City Force, also known as “Green Hook,” has been busy this season on Added Value’s urban farm in Red Hook, Brooklyn. While mastering soft skills in the work place, Green Hook Corps Members have also been taught and begun to implement the hands-on skills of urban farming.

We have done everything from creating compost and planting seeds to transplanting and harvesting. We have even eaten our own fresh crops, like radishes, lettuce, and chard, straight from the ground! The Added Value staff have been teaching us all the skills a modern day urban farmer needs. In addition, we have been mentored, taught random tree names, and challenged by our awesome team leader Kenta Darley-Usmar.

With these forces behind us, we have been able to better understand the process of growing food, but not only do we understand it, we DO it. As a group we have bonded and learned to carry each other, resulting in a crew of very young, very efficient farmers. This video is just a snippet of all the great work Green Hook has been doing in this urban farm setting. Come visit us every Saturday from 10AM-4PM.

The Red Hook Community Farm is located at 580 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11231 (right by IKEA). Email colette@greencityforce.org to schedule a visit and meet our full Green Hook Team.

Green Hook Corps Members at Added Value's farm in Red Hook

Green Hook Corps Members at Added Value's farm in Red Hook. From left to right, top to bottom: Terry Hedgepeth, Octavia Reed, Carolyn Wilson, Team Leader Kenta Darley-Usmar, Herbert Turner, Darrell Williams, Waleik Juneol, Stephene Brathwaite

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