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Thomas Jefferson Campus

location

400 Pennsylvania Ave
(corner of Blake)
Brooklyn, NY
11207

Farmer(s)

Sam & Kadeesha

Focus

PE After School

Farm Stand

No

Built

Winter/Spring 2011

In fall 2010, the site of this farm was overgrown and filled with debris. Project EATS farmer, Andrew Casner, worked after school with WATCH high school after school students to plan, design, clear, and level the space for farming. After the last snow melted in winter 2011, they covered the site with wood chips, built raised beds, filled the beds with compost and planted the farm’s first crops which included vegetables favored by community residents. In the spring, Project EATS and students started and operated a weekly Community Market.

Three students who had worked with Project EATS during the school year were hired as Summer Fellows. During their fellowship, they increased their farming skills and assumed some responsibility for the operation. They also developed skills for producing handmade health and body products and helped launch Brie’s Garden products. In fall/winter 2011, students at TJHS campus started their own business enterprise and sold Brie’s Garden products. This farm operates year round.

A weekly Community Market was held at this farm from July - November.