Added Value Farms is a youth-led urban farming and compost operation in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We create opportunities for teens to expand their knowledge base, develop their leadership skills, and positively engage with each other, their community, and the environment. Since our founding in 2001, we have mentored scores of youth, provided hundreds of elementary students with educational programs, and worked with thousands of volunteers to farm and compost in the city. Together we strive to transform vacant lands into vibrant urban farms, improve access to healthy, affordable produce, and nurture a new generation of green leaders.
Our aim is to provide farmboxes, farming gardens and rooftop farms to under served communities where obesity, diabetes and hypertension are prevalent particularly among children.
We want to mitigate food insecurity in the five boroughs of New York City by addressing the key causes: lack of time, lack of money, inaccessibility to nutritious food, and unfamiliarity with a variety of healthy ingredients, cooking methods and recipes. ATE offers financial support to organizations, individuals, projects, programs and/or new models that afford New York City families access to more sustainable and consistent food consumption with an emphasis on healthy eating.
My name is Jonathan Kadish and my goal is to advance the field of Aquaponics to part of the solution to the world's food shortages and also have a positive impact our energy problems. Humanity is on an unsustainable path of global destruction and depletion. Aquaponics can supply humanity with protein from fish and nutrition from plants. Nearly half of the petroleum used currently is used in the growing, transporting, storing and serving food. Aquaponics eliminates much of the need for energy intensive farming and inefficient transport. For every 1 calorie of food American's eat 10 calories of energy is expended to produce it and deliver it - an extremely inefficient ratio. A small Aquaponics operation can produce thousands of pounds of organic fish and vegetables with just a few inexpensive of solar panels and batteries. With energy efficient greenhouses, fish and produce can be supplied year round even in northern climates.
To meet the needs of thousands of families, particularly, women who today more than ever are the heads of household, single working mothers in need of assistance and referrals in areas, such as, educational opportunities, English as a Second Language (ESL), domestic violence, housing, health, immigration, as well as legal issues.
Our mission is to empower and educate our low-income neighbors to lead healthier lives by increasing their access to nutritious food and related resources and by attacking systemic or institutional barriers to good health. We uniquely combine emergency food distribution, social services assistance and supportive, educational, empowerment programs for a variety of ages with a robust urban farming operation.
Our mission is to "Offer Help, Healing and Hope" to the whole person. We are committed to empowering those whom we serve, through education and information-sharing, the provision of pastoral care, casework services, food assistance and advocacy services to make the changes necessary to better their individual family's life circumstances, as well as providing them with tangible tools with which effectuate change.
Big Reuse's mission is to keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale. We accept drop-off donations seven days a week, offer free pick up services for large donations and provide deconstruction services for skim salvage of interiors. We are working towards reducing the amount of unnecessary construction and demolition (C&D) waste clogging our landfills, which contributes to pollution, GHG emissions, climate change and global warming.
Mission: To bring communities together around the dinner table by building a local food network that enhances the health of our culture, our people and our environment.
Our primary mission is to work at the intersection of the social and environmental injustices impacting youth of color from the neighborhood and the health of our community and larger ecosystem. We believe the fight against the systems that generate environmental destruction and social inequality must be community-led, and must empower those most affected by these crises.
Brandworkers is a non-profit organization bringing local food production workers together for good jobs and a sustainable food system.
For the Health of the Planet, we seek to improve the environmental impact of the food supply chain.
Our work is threefold: we are trainers in urban horticulture; partners on Bronx greening projects, most often in community gardens and urban farms; and a conduit for bringing people and resources together to bring these projects to fruition. We create and redevelop urban green space. We teach people of all ages how to care for urban land and grow food with limited resources. We partner with local individuals, groups, and institutions to further community gardening efforts.
Mission: To improve access to high quality, patient-centered primary health care targeted to the needs of medically underserved communities.
BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community.