Monday, October 28, 2013

Newsletter #20

I cant believe it! Newsletter #20!!
Check it out for some important information on big changes at the farm....

Dear CSA Members, 

If you haven’t yet given to our  online fundraising IOBYcampaign, there is still time! Your membership in the first all grown in Brooklyn CSAs to date demonstrates your commitment to organic sustainable food and to funding our education programs to make our farm a springboard for many urban projects going forward. It is our hope that Wingate campus graduates of today become the urban farmers of tomorrow. That is where you come in.
The Youth Farm has successfully provided a welcoming space for hands-on and interdisciplinary education to the students enrolled in The High School for Public Service since 2009. Stepping outside of the traditional classroom environment and onto the farm engages the students minds and bodies in completely new and stimulating ways than is possible in an indoor setting. The farm landscape fosters curiosity and allows for more flexibility with a wide array of students who excel at learning in non-traditional ways. It is our mission that we reach as many young people as possible!
We want to expand our programs to the other schools that comprise the Wingate Campus which can expand our reach to over 1200 students!
There is a limitless array of topics and styles of engagement become possible on the farm:
  • Science lessons come to life through plant and ecological observation
  • Nutrition lessons start at soil nutrient quality: students pick, prepare and eat delicious food. They can taste test for themselves and discuss what nutrition means to them.
  • Art classes beautify the neighborhood with outdoor signs and mural paintings. Sketching classes can inspire the next great artists of the 21st century.
  • Gym classes work all muscles (including the brain!) while cultivating soil and turning compost
Please give and let your friends and families know what is important to you by sharing it on your favorite social networks. If you can’t afford to give, please consider sharing our campaign  via email, Facebook, Twitter or by any other means you can.
Thanks and hope to see you at the farm soon!

Here are some examples to share on Facebook:

I support farm-based education in Brooklyn! 
Please help by contributing to The Youths Farm Online Fundraising IOBY Campaign.
And check out their awesome video!