Fight health disparities - help build Brooklyn farmstands
Seeds in the Middle
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Did you know Black and Latino residents of NYC are dying at 2 or 3x the rate of more affluent communities from COVID-19 or that they have the highest rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease - all underlying conditions that make COVID_19 all that more dangerous?
Fight for equal access to fresh food for all, with us. Help us challenge these terrible statistics by helping all fight COVID-19 with nutrients: fresh fruits and vegetables
Help us at our farm stands in central Brooklyn. This can be virtual or on-site
We need volunteer help a few days a week in central Brooklyn - Flatbush, Brownsville, Crown Heights.
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
- IS 240, 2500 Nostrand Avenue, Flatbush (Thursdays ) = 11a-5:30p (market is 1-5p)
- PS 284, corner of Osburn/Sutter on Fridays - 10-3p (market is 11-2p) - Brownsville
- PS-IS178: 2163 Dean Street, near Thomas Boyland - Brownsville + BK Collegiate HS - Market 12;30-3p (set up at 11 am) Plus gardening
- Wyckoff Gardens, Boerum Hill, Gowanus - we are doing giveaways
- Other locations as they pop up
Shifts vary but mostly like this:
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...
Fridays - 10-3 pm- any 2 hours - BROWNSVILLE, outside PS 284, 213 Osborn St.
Thursdays - Midwood Flats, 577 Flatbush Avenue - 6-8 pm (help give out bags) - suspended but may revive
We really need people on bicycles or cars to deliver to those in need.
Email us what you can do at email@example.com
Help us build more farm stands in food deserts. Tell us what you can do.
Help us at our GARDENS also. Both schools have them! Can you garden?
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.
By the way- two pop-up volunteer opportunities
Dec. 12-13 - 45 Belmont, Brownsville - Pop-up farmstand, fresh food , soups giveaway, and giving away gently used warm clothes - 12-4
Dec. 24 - Midwood Flats, 577 Flatbush - 12-5p - Holiday Farmstand, hot soups, giveaways,
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.
About Seeds in the Middle
153 Warren Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, US
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.