Get Involved Frederick Douglass Houses

Frederick Douglass Houses

location

West 101 St
(btw Amsterdam & Columbus)
New York, NY 10002

PE Farmer(s)

Kadeesha & Sam

Focus

Education & Training

FARM STAND

Yes, Saturday 10a-4p, July-November

Built

Summer 2012

The Frederick Douglass Houses (FDH) farm was launched on June 18, 2012 in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Project EATS worked with FDH residents, NYCHA, and other community volunteers to transform this former tennis court into a propagation and production farm site for herbs, flowers, and produce. FDH hosts a weekly PE farm stand on Saturdays from June through November.

In a collaboration with Brooklyn Woods and The New School, PE built a beautiful and functional shed for storing tools and market supplies at FDH. In addition to its utility as a storage space, the shed creates a focal point for the development of the FDH farm into a future social space for community members.