City Growers

by Leah Butz
City Growers
Address
63 Flushing Ave
Address Line 2
Building 3, Suite 1105
Brooklyn
NY
11205
Secondary Address
Brooklyn Grange in Queens: 37-18 Northern Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone Number
(917) 426-4420
Director, Manager or CEO
Becca Di Meo
Volunteers per month
15
Number of staff/employees
6
Annual Budget
$68,000
Year Started
2011
Major Funders
Department of Youth and Community Development
Latest Projects
With the rise of urban agriculture comes the rise of urban agriculture education. Our Urban Ecology program promotes student's understanding and connection to green spaces in our urban environment, with a special focus on native plant species, pollinators, and behavioral adaptations of the animals who live alongside us. Through The Kettering Family Foundation, we're able to offer up to 30 workshops completely free of charge to various schools!
Interesting Fact
We've served more than 40,000 students and 521 schools in NYC!
Areas Served
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens
Core Programs
Rooftop Farm Education Workshops at Brooklyn Grange; Green Ambassadors high school internship and job training program; Brooklyn Bee Corps high school internship and beekeeper training; School-Based workshops, including 5-week Garden Residencies; Summer in the Soil Camp (in both Clinton Hill and Sunset Park, with full scholarships available)
Major Issues
Advocacy-Community, Environmental Issues of the Food System, Urban Agriculture
Non-profit?
Nonprofit
Frequently used hashtags
#rootfortheyouth #urbanagriculture #rooftopfarm #education #NYC #nyckids
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