The Horticultural Society Of New York Urban Farm Project
st. vincent urban farm 7th avenue and 12th street
st mary urban farm 521 west 126 street
Size: 1 acre
Plants: in the urban farms of our patner groups we are always trying new vegetables based on the ethnobotanical preferences of the group and the requirements of each site. the emphasis is on edible plants. tomatoes, leafy greens, eggplant, pepper and root crop are just a few but there are herbs and companion plants fruting trees and vines of all kinds also
About The Horticultural Society of New York Urban Farm Project
HSNY has worked with the st. vincent farm which we began in partnership with baily house as the first farm administered completely by the HIV positive population that was served by the old st. vincent. though the space is slated to be renovated by the new owners it will remain a public space and HSNY and the community farmers are encouraged by the new owners to care for the space until and after the renovation. this farm reqiures a very strong volunteer effort to compensate for the late start this season. we usually meet on fridays at 1:30 but encourage flexibility.
st. mary urban farm is a project of whist which is the white house initiative encouraging faith based groups to create edible church yards. the project is also a bio remediation utilizing bokashi and activated EM to restore soil damaged by light industry that flourished in west harlem in the 19th century. there is a great deal of flexibility in the schedule but there will as in all HSNY farm projects be workshops led by experts on urban farming and in this case bio remediation.
please feel free to call me -- john cannizzo, director of internship program, the hoticultural society of ny at
917 886 81223 ir email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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