Please give your financial support to help us continue running our educational programs
The Youth Farm thanks you for your incredible support of the Youth Farm at HSPS! Because the Youth Farm has been so successful growing food for the community, the Department of Education is working closely with our team to set standards for NYC school farms & gardens. This is an amazing moment in school garden history as we are piloting standards for all of NYC!
Because of their support for the Youth Farm, the DOE has very graciously allowed us to continue selling flowers and host educational programs on site, but we are still eagerly awaiting the finalized standards to go into effect for us to be allowed to sell the hundreds of pounds of food we grow every week on site. We rely on the income from our produce sales to run our educational programs, so we are asking for your support in this historic moment that will pave the way for all future NYC school farms and gardens.
& REMEMBER TO DEDICATE YOUR GIFT TO THE YOUTH FARM IN THE BLUE BOX!
Currently we are the only school farm or garden that the DOE has requested to stop sales of produce, and we're hoping that our work will ensure others do not have to stop their work as well. WHEN YOU SUPPORT US TODAY, YOU ARE SUPPORTING ALL EXISTING AND FUTURE SCHOOL FARMS AND GARDENS WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THESE NEW STANDARDS. Let's get more Brooklyn kids hands in the dirt!