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June Newsletter

Bushwick City Farm 

June Newsletter

NEWS FROM OUR FARM!

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  Stockton St Farm Progressing Quickly!!
The new farm is emerging from the rubble! The garbage has been hauled out, the ground is currently being covered with wood-chips and leveled.  The first flower box has been constructed and planted and a veggie container garden with over 50 plants has been assembled! The next step is building a new sturdy fence, we will be working on this at the wood shop, so come lend a hand. After the completion of the fence the chicken coop will be constructed & the new flock will move in.
STOCKTON ST FARM workdays: Friday & Saturday 3:30pm – 7pm.
Check out this article
The Stockton St Farm
in the Bushwick Daily:
http://bushwickdaily.com/?p=2706
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Flower box at Stockton St Farm!CHECK US OUT ON CHANNEL 12 NEWS:
http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=284035&position=1&news_type=news
WOOD-SHOP WORKDAYS – Wednesday & Thursday 2pm – 6pm
Wood shop located at 145 Troutman st.  Come by and help us saw, chisel & prep our wood for farm construction. No previous experience with wood working needed – we will show ya!
Make your own Toothpaste workshop!!
June 18th at the Broadway Farm, starting at 4pm. Come learn to make your own natural toothpaste!
For more upcoming workshops visit our website & Check us out on Facebook & see all the latest photos, updates & news: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002422390841
*PS 123 Garden Built &  Planted!
This school garden is part of our garden outreach program that provides schools and community centers with free gardens which BCF sponsors, builds and helps maintain. This garden will provide hands on food education & farming experience for the children and will provide free fresh organic food to be incorporated into the school cafeteria lunch. We had a great turn out of children and parents from the school and everyone had a great time building the school garden which now sits in front of the school. Along with the raised veggie beds & trellises built, we created a wood-chip path which winds around the veggie garden and is bordered by flowers. We have also provided PS 123 with organic veggie seedlings and joined them for the planting. Just after we completed the garden for PS 123, it was featured in Bushwick Open Studios! We are super excited to have worked with PS 123 & the Arts & Literacy Program to create this garden and are currently in contact with other community organizations that we plan to build gardens for – so stay tuned! 🙂This past Sunday another egg giveaway at the farm- over 100 more eggs distributed!

Online Fundraiser for New Farm!!
We have launched an online fundraiser on the IOBY site to raise funds for our new Stockton St Farm. All donations are tax deductible and all funds will go towards buying clean topsoil and fruit trees. Any size donation will help, please donate what you can help us spread the word by emailing, posting & sharing this link –  https://ioby.org/project/new-farm-free-food-brooklyn

Thanks to everyone that Contributed to the Art Show Benefit!
After lots of fun & rowdiness, we raised $400 towards the new farm! Special thanks to The Hot Holy Mess for rocking out for the cause & to  3rdeye(sol)ation Gallery for donating their awesome space! Of course, our overwhelming gratitude to the artists who donated their work:
Nick Weissman – www.weissmanstudio.com
Lisa Bauer – www.lisagbauer.tumblr.com
Alberto Polanco – http://albertopolanco.com/
Todd Barber – http://www.stoneleatherwood.com/
Johnny Simon – johnnysimon.com
Katarina Hybenova – www.BushwickDaily.com
TJ Huff – www.huffart.com
Kc Schweickert – http://www.etsy.com/people/gnomesgrown?ref=pr_profile
Jonathan Wolloch – jonathanwolloch.webs.com/




Website – https://bushwickcityfarm.wordpress.com/  Contact – bushwickcityfarm@gmail.com
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