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Help at Brooklyn farmstands: Fight health disparities/for food justice

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ORGANIZATION: Seeds in the Middle

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

Help us a community-run farm and flea markets and help us sustainably challenge food insecurity.

Yes, we give community service credits!

Did you know Black and Latino residents have the highest rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and live in neighborhoods known as "food deserts" - food-insecure, low-income areas with chronic lack of fresh fruits and vegetables?

Fight for equal access to fresh food for all, with us. Help us challenge these terrible statistics by helping all get healthy and do well in school because they have nutrients! Fresh fruits and vegetables

Help us at our farm stands in central Brooklyn. This can be virtual or on-site and you can do healthy cooking, too!

We need volunteer help a few days a week in central Brooklyn - Flatbush, Brownsville, Crown Heights.

See our schools at this map link: cutt.ly/2023farmstands

See all the schools who want us at this map link: cutt.ly/seedsimpactmap

Please let us know if you can help out and just give us your hours. We also have virtual work. Hours can be anywhere from 10 am - 7 pm

Want to help deliver for us with as new Direct Fresh plan for Brownsville, Flatbush, Wyckoff - Boerum Hill - Gowanus and more of central Brooklyn?

Where are our fall/winter/spring markets?

  • FRIDAYS, PS 139, 330 Rugby Road, 2:30-4:30 (1-5:30p, with set up and breakdown needed)
  • FRIDAYS, CLARA BARTON HS, 2-6pm (1-6:30p, with set up and breakdown)
  • WEDNESDAYS or THURSDAYS (day TBD) - First Step NYC, 225 Newport , 1-4 (1-6 PM with set-up and breakdown) or PS-IS 184, 273 Newport, Brownsvillle
  • SATURDAYS - 1-4 pm, Drink Lounge, Franklin Avenue indoors (12-5 with set-up and breakdown)

When? Shifts vary but mostly like this: WE ALSO WILL weekend pop-ups
10-12 - set up (good if you can lift)
12-5:30 - any two hours to help deliver, give out, put up or give out posters and flyers nearby
4-7 pm: Help us break down (good if you can lift tables.

Delivery help needed, too.

We need other help at our other farm stands...

Email us what you can do at info@seedsinthemiddle.org

Fill out the volunteer form here at bit.ly/seedsvolunteersignup

Help us build more farm stands in food deserts. Tell us what you can do.

Help us at our GARDENS also.

VIRTUAL and KEEPING DISTANCE: Can you help us also with getting flyers out, or publicizing the markets? Calling locals to come and remind them to come? Please let us know - this can be virtual.

And we need help fundraising for these initiatives. You can help us with Tastes of Brooklyn or our current online fundraisers.

Tell us about you and your background. Write us an email and tell us about you. Only write if you are committed to giving at least 3 hours.

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About Seeds in the Middle


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.


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.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Brooklyn, NY 11233



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Give 3 hours per volunteer session, be reliable.
  • Just be reliable.

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