Name: Wyckoff House Museum
What They Do: The Wyckoff House Museum encompasses 1.25 acres of land consisting of native plant gardens; vegetable, herb, and flower beds; compost systems; bees; and fruit and nut trees. The museum uses educational and farm-based programs to build cultural and agricultural connections within the community, emphasizing immigration, family, food, and community through history. Programs provided by the museum include hosting school or camp field trips, free family days each month, a youth Garden Apprentice Program, farmers’ markets, and farm-based workshops.
How They Do It:
Mission: To provide education and hands-on experiences that create cultural and agricultural connections in the community.
Latest project/campaign: Community Farmstand, Garden Apprentice Program
Major Funding: Department of Cultural Affairs
Annual Revenue: N/A
Interesting fact about how they are working to positively affect the food system: More than 5,000 students of all ages visit the museum each year through school trips.
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Core Programs: School field trips, farmers’ markets, free family day programs, garden volunteering, youth apprenticeship program, summer camps, homesteading workshops
Number of staff: 4
Number of volunteers: 5+
Number of coworking members: N/A
Areas served: Brooklyn
Year Started: 1974
Director: Melissa Branfman