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Gardeners - help central Bk - Brownsville schools- fight food insecurity

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Seeds in the Middle

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 4 people are interested

Communities of color are suffering disproportionately from COVID-19. Their death rates from this devastating virus are twice or 3 times the rate of wealthier communities.

Nutrition is key to building your immune system and fighting off deadly viruses.

Unfortunately, many communities of color live in "food deserts" - places where nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables are far away or too expensive.

This is why Seeds in the Middle is focusing on schools and places in these food deserts, or food-insecure neighborhoods. We are seeking to build 10 farm stands with gardens in schools in central Brooklyn's poorest neighborhoods.

One exciting project is at PS-IS 178 and Brooklyn Collegiate High School in Ocean Hill-Brownsville.

If you can help us build hoop houses, garden beds, or even offer used tools and materials to build gardens so the students can grow year-round, please step up.

We mainly work Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm - but there may be weekend work

Wednesdays - we also hold a farm stand, where students sell farm fresh fruits and vegetables for affordable prices and where we can accept food stamps, EBT and more...

If you can help in any way, or just want to donate, please email us at info@seedsinthemiddle.org

See the project at bit.ly/hip2bhealthy178

Info: 862-701-3858

Many thanks.


You can follow us @seedsinthemiddle on IG and Facebook

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About Seeds in the Middle

Location:

153 Warren Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, US

Mission Statement

Seeds in the Middle partners with students, educators, parents & their communities to access all opportunities, beginning with improving health, enhancing arts education and greening their environment. We empower and educate all to get healthy and scale educational and social disparities. Our pilot schools are in central Brooklyn, a neighborhood with among the city’s highest obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates. We teach how to grow, market, cook, access and prepare fresh food, how to exercise & engage in the arts, all the elements needed to promote life-changing lifelong health. Our volunteers come from all walks of life. We cross cultures. We transform gray into green, destitution into inspiration.

Description

Seeds in the Middle offers joyful, healthy interventions that nurture the whole child and address the multiple obstacles blocking low-income children and families from getting healthy. We teach how to grow edible gardens, run a student-led Hip2B Healthy Market, bring chefs into schools, started soccer, running and fitness programs at school and in the community and music and arts in the schools. We integrate professional development for teachers so that a healthy lifestyle and environmental stewardship becomes organic and sustainable in the school community. To build community, we created Soccer for Harmony tournaments and the Crown Heights Farmers Market. In two years, we have engaged more than 1,000 families, and students and teachers report changing their habits to include more fruits and vegetables, and fitness. This is a pilot for any school and Seeds in the Middle plans to replicate.

Education & Literacy
Environment
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2163 Dean StreetBrooklynBrooklyn, NY 11233

(40.67523,-73.91536)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Please commit at least 2 hours a day.
  • Please have some gardening experience but if you don't, we still welcome help.

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