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 at Red Hook Houses in collaboration with our partner Added Value Farms.  Red Hook was devastated by Sandy. The storm washed away the farm’s new foundations and destroyed an entire crop at Added Values’ Red Hook Community Farm. But, just like Red Hook and neighborhoods across NYC, we rebuilt with the community, stronger and more prepared for future.

On Saturday the Urban Farm Corps celebrated our fourth annual harvest festival at the Red Hook Houses Farm with over 150 children and adults from across the community. The work to rebuild after Sandy is far from over, but in step with the community and local organizations, GCF is committed to building a more sustainable and resilient Red Hook. Thank you to the dozens of NYCHA resident volunteers who helped us welcome 1000+ farm stand visitors and distribute 5000+ lbs. of produce in Red Hook in 2017. We look forward to continuing this work together.

In service and solidarity,
Green City Force

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