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Healthy Chefs! Cook/teach at low-income schools in food deserts

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ORGANIZATION: Seeds in the Middle

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

Seeds in the Middle is dedicated to erasing food deserts in NYC, particularly central Brooklyn and it all comes back to empowering the local community to create the change they want to see - with support from us!

We have a series of community and school-run farm markets and edible gardens and we are opening more.

We now want to begin Hip2B Healthy Cafes run by locals - youth to seniors- in neighborhoods lacking nutritious ,delicious options for eating out... or catering in.

Are you a healthy chef? Do you like to cook fresh and healthy and want to share? Do you spend time crafting recipes using fresh ingredients to empower lucky eaters to build their immune systems and enjoy a healthy life?

Would you like to work with community members to create menus and craft cafes tied to local schools, businesses and other possiiilities. If so, please reach out.

Times are flexible.

Our school markets are across Brooklyn, Bronx, even lower East Side. Commitment would be one afternoon.

If you want to develop a series of cooking classes with fresh ingredients with students, and can offer a curriculum, please let us know.

Our biggest days for markets are Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays.

Coming soon - other weekend markets in Flatbush, Brownsville, Crown Heights - we hope if you can volunteer.

We also welcome you to vollunteer with kids at our spring Tastes of Brooklyn food and drink crawl.
THese were spring 2023. We will be planning more in spring 2024, with your help.
Saturday, March 25 - Franklin Ave.
Saturday, April 29 - Bed-Stuy
Saturday, May 6. Pop-up on Watkins Street, Brownsville
Saturday, May 20, Gowanus
Saturday, Jun e3, Park Slope - 5th Avenue

Please go to the web link to tell us what you can do:

Learn more about our locations by going to

Questions: email

Please send any responses to that email address and tell us about you, what you can cook, when you can cook and anything you would like us to know.

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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
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Brooklyn, NY 11233



  • Youth Services
  • Environmental Education
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Mental Health
  • Baking
  • Nutrition


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • two hours a week, TBD - try to commit to a series of at least 4.
  • Be reliable.

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