From Woodrow Wilson Houses, Manhattan
GCF Alumnus, Graduate of Urban Farm Corps Cohort 10, 2016
“Green City Force presented me with endless opportunities. For me Green City Force was my inspiration to live a better life, to reach for the stars” – Domingo Morales
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.
Achievements at Green City Force:
- Recipient of the GCF Force Award, our highest honor.
- Recipient of the GCF Leadership Award.
- Featured Alumni speaker at the 2016 Love Where You Live Youth Summit.
- His story “My Adventures on an Urban Farm” was published by the New York Community Trust.
- Gained certification as a Green Building Professional (GPRO) from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Read Domingo’s full graduation testimonial below:
Before being accepted into Green City Force I was working a dead end job. I had no hope for my future and I felt defeated. I saw a flyer about Green City Force in my building and I felt like the flyer was put there for me. I needed a fresh start and the flyer was my ticket. During my time as a Corps Member I learned a lot about environmental, social, and economic injustices. With the help of GCF staff, my Team Leader Andrew, Corey from Added Value and David Buckel I have reached new heights in my life. Green City Force presented me with endless opportunities. For me Green City Force was my inspiration to live a better life, to reach for the stars. I fell in love with Farming and Composting. If not for Green City Force I would never have never discovered my true passion. I now have a career. I am an Organics Recovery Coordinator at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden doing something that I love to do, Composting!