Just Food For Thought

Monday, June 3, 2013
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Visit Tremont Park on Tuesdays from July through October and you’re likely to see Karen Washington running La Familia Verde Farmers’ Market, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this season. In 2003, when La Familia Verde Coalition was looking to launch their community-led market, Karen enlisted Just Food’s help to advocate...
Community Gardens
Friday, January 4, 2013

John KixMiller (center, in hat) and fellow Farm School NYC students learn season extension techniques.

In 2001, when gangs, drugs and violence were on the rise in the neighborhood, John KixMiller, a longtime resident of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, decided to take a stand. He started an after-school program for teens at the 64th Street Community Garden. Ten years later John was eager to grow...

Community Gardens
Friday, August 20, 2010

On August 10, Just Food joined hundreds of New York City community gardeners and supporters at a public hearing in Manhattan to give voice to the vital role community gardens provide in city neighborhoods and the need to ensure their permanent protection.

A decade ago, city-owned community gardens were under threat of demolition as part of a...

Community Gardens