Youth Internship Deadline Passed

Holy cow.  A lot of young people submitted applications for the 2014 Youth Internship.  We are announcing that the deadline to apply for the 2014 Youth Internship has passed.

The spring season is coming soon and we are hoping to thaw out the snow and hit the next season growing successfully.

BIG news
This year, East New York Farms! turned 15. As we reach this milestone, we have exciting news to share with our friends and members. As many of you know, I will be leaving my position as ENYF Project Director this fall. I am thrilled to announce that David Vigil, our former Farm Manager and current Youth Program Director, will be taking over as our new Project Director. David is a capable and committed leader, and his seven years with ENYF have prepared him well for this role. David’s promotion also opened up an opportunity for Roy Frias to join our staff as Youth Program Director. Though a new staff member, Roy is not new to our program at all. Roy was an intern with ENYF from 2002—2006, a volunteer, and an ‘extern’ in our alumni program. A recent graduate of the Public Allies fellowship, Roy is passionate and skilled, and we are so deeply proud to have him join our staff.

We'll be celebrating our anniversary in two ways! 
* On Saturday October 19th, 9am - 3pm, 
we'll host special performances and activities at our market, including a performance from East NY's own Grace Drums.
* We will also be sharing a special series of interviews conducted in partnership with StoryCorps. We'll be posting a new interview each day, starting today! Check our YouTube page and Facebook page to hear each of these beautiful profiles of the amazing people who make our work possible.

Our 15th Anniversary newsletter tells more about all that we have accomplished together since 1998. Many of you have supported our work before in multiple ways, and I hope you can help us celebrate our anniversary and this very exciting time with an investment in our next 15 years. For more information on how to support our work with a donation of any size, click here.
East New York Map to Healthy Living

We worked with the Pioneering Healthy Communities Coalition, through the North Brooklyn YMCA, to develop a great map of resources for healthy living in East New York! Pick one up at our office or download it here. Front side and back side.

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Upcoming Events at East New York Farms!

Monthly Calendar

Green Thumb Seedling Distribution
Saturday, April 26, 10:00 am
Free seedlings for registered Green Thumb gardens, distributed on a first- come basis. Contact UCC about finding a ride share.

ENYFarms Monthly Meetings
Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 pm

Intergenerational Breakfast
Saturday, May 10, 9:30 am
A gathering for youth interns, their families, gardeners, vendors and other members to meet and talk with each other. Free breakfast and an inter generational workshop.

The mission of the East New York Farms Project is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development.

East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents.