On Friday afternoon a red-tailed hawk decided to have a snack in one of the trees at the farm.
The very next day a parakeet was spotted sitting on a planter box.
Our new farm cat has taken an interest in the fowl attracted to the growing ecosystem. Stay tuned for more thrilling winter adventures!
Please take a look at our Winter 2013 Newsletter. 2012 was a productive year at the farms and we’re really excited to continue expanding our operations in 2013. Happy New Year!
BCF Winter 2013 Newsletter <—- Click here to view the PDF
In the frigid weather, Bushwick City Farm volunteers persevere and continue to expand our second lot on Stockton Street. We are very excited to announce that we are building a second chicken coop! This is a positive step for Bushwick City Farm and our animals because we’ll be able to transplant some of the chickens to our new coop. This will improve living conditions for all of our egg-laying friends. With the extra space, we’ll be able to take in more chickens and in turn, give away more free eggs every Sunday. With the construction of our new chicken coop, we’ll continue to feed our community.
Before Hurricane Sandy decided to join our company for this year’s Halloween, Bushwick City Farm celebrated fall, harvest, and the benefits of hard work in costume! We did it up in style – farm style. Volunteers put up colorful decorations. Cats and scarecrows graced us with their presence. Our friends showed up in costume – bees were a buzzin’, princesses were strutting their stuff, mad hatters were simply mad. We tested our strength in a rigorous tug of war. Faces were painted; laughter was shared!
Another Halloween success! Until our next adventure, we’d love to see your smiling faces on the weekends. Hurricane Sandy did us a favor and did minimal damage to the farm – whew. The cold doesn’t stop us from carrying on. Come by – old and new friends are always welcome!
COME ONE, COME ALL to
Bushwick City Farm’s Annual spOOktacular Halloween Party
Bring your friends and family and join us for October festivities!
Where: Stockton Street Farm, corner of Stockton Street & Lewis Avenue
When: October 27th at 2pm
- food for share (vegetarian options available!)
- costume contest
- face paint
- scavenger hunt
- and hula hooping
DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
With the leaves turning and the weather a-changing, Bushwick City Farm volunteers have much to harvest! Our Saturday and Sunday hours at our Broadway and ever developing Stockton lot are as busy as ever. Sunday’s at 2pm at the Broadway lot is primetime for the citizens of Bushwick to reap the benefits of our labor.
Drop by! Join our oasis in the heart of Bushwick!
Take some time to see what land, when cultivated with love and care, can really offer us.