Using what we have. Creating what we need.
Brooklyn Laboratory H.S. and Franklin K. Lane students in the Project EATS after school program initially built and farmed 20, 4' x 8' beds at site with the EATS farmers. They developed basic skills in building raised beds, seeding, transplanting, and watering crops.
At the end of the school year they harvest crops for a school-wide tasting.
Brooklyn Laboratory HS students who participated in the Project EATS after school program expanded their farm skills to include building cold hoops and farming and harvesting fall and winter crops.
EATS Farmers redesigned the farm space for greater efficiency and production. Students worked with farmers to rebuild the beds into 4' x 16' farm spaces.
A student in the school program was selected to work as a Project EATS Summer Fellow.
The site was maintained and harvest by EATS Farmers and Fellows during the summer. Harvest from the school was made available to local/seasonal restaurants and through Project EATS' Community Markets to residents in East New York and Brownsville.