Get Involved Project EATS Marcus Garvey Apartments Farm

Project EATS Marcus Garvey Apartments Farm

location

251 Chester St,
Brooklyn, NY
11212

focus

High-Yield Production Farming
Weekly Farm Stand
Farm Food Pantry (on-site) in response to Covid19
Farm Training & Employment for Youth & Adults
Food Prescription & Farmacy Program Headquarters implemented off-site at a medical provider
Community Health Training & Employment for Youth
After-School High School Farm Program
After-School High School Health Program
Community Workshops, Demonstrations, Activities, Events, and Special Projects
Volunteer Site

Year Launced

2015

Size

1/2 Acre

Description

Located on a former vacant lot. Raised beds. Harvest and wash/pack operations. Refrigeration and storage. Gazebo and small café.

Project EATS farm at Marcus Garvey Apartments was built during 2016 in partnership with L&M Development Partners. Situated inside of a section-8 housing community, the farm is a sprawling .65 acre plot, with 80 foot raised beds and a 40 foot 3-season hoop house.

Producing 10,000+ pounds of produce each season, the farm supports a weekly farmstand at MGA, provides a space for farm training, and is a key provider for PE markets throughout the city.