Countdown to Project Farmhouse!

September 28, 2016
Posted in GrowNYC

Scheduled to open doors in November, Project Farmhouse is GrowNYC’s new sustainability and education center. We envision a place where New Yorkers of all stripes can get closer, to our food, to the land and to our neighbors.  Project Farmhouse will serve as a classroom for cultivation—of ideas, and relationships, of our city.  A broad, dynamic range of programming will get hands dirty, plant ideas and foster healthier, greener decisions and actions.

In our state-of-the-art flex space, complete with an education kitchen and multi-media classroom, a new farmer will take a course that will help them establish their own farms in NYS.

Young people will chop, cook and eat eggplant, tomatoes and other produce from our region as they learn to "eat your colors" for good health by choosing what's in season and locally available.

Community gardeners can learn about how to install a rainwater harvesting system in their garden to conserve water and prevent pollution.

Project Farmhouse is a space for everyone!

Project Farmhouse is supported by the following generous donors: 

Sustainer $100,000 +:
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer 


 

Patron $50,000 - $99,999:
David Tisch

Benefactor $25,000 - $49,999:

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Sponsor $10,000 - $24,999:

Anna Chapman - Breville USA - BAND Foundation - City Hydroponics - Escape Maker - Lani's Farms - Liz Neumark - New York City Council Member Rosie Mendez - New York Community Trust (Colin Gardner Fund) - New York Community Trust (Himmelberg Fund) - NYCitySlab - Ohrstrom Foundation - Pratt Industries - Sweetgreen 

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Supporter $5,000 - $9,999:
The Caliban Foundation - The Chester Kitchings Family Foundation - Jo-Ann Makovitzky - Robert J. Kafin - Eugene Schneur - One Five Hospitality - Charles Ramat - Katherine & Nick Scharlatt 

Friend $250 to $4,999:
Amy Bell - Marian Bach - Jordan Barowitz - Ned W. Bandler - Bridgewood Fieldwater Foundation - Thea Charles - Vicki Contino - Erica & Anand Desai - Wendy Ettinger - Everard Findlay - Mary E Geisser - Interbrand - Interior Design Media Group - Barbara Janowitz -  JetBlue - David Littefield - Karen E. Meara - Ruth Reochl - Stella Strombolis - Nancy Wolf - Ninth Avenue Association of NY

Hammers are swinging at Project Farmhouse!

April 22, 2016
Construction has officially begun at GrowNYC's new center for sustainability and education in New York City's Union Square: Project Farmhouse. NYC has the International Center for Photography, a Museum of Sex, A horticultural Society, a Costume Institute but NO environmental center -- until now...
 

What's new:

Modern, farm-inspired design by ORE Technology
A custom kinetic hydroponic wall using LED light technology designed by City Hydroponics
A state-of-the-art induction kitchen by Boffi and Gaggenau featuring re-engineered lava from an active volcano in Italy used for countertops and backsplashes
farm-inspired entry archway using repurposed wood beams from Brooklyn by M Fine Lumber
Sun tunnels to pull light in to naturally light education / conference area
 

About Project Farmhouse 

We envision Project Farmhouse to be an international center for learning and exploration. Think film festivals, panel discussions, cooking classes, conferences and more. Finally, GrowNYC will have a permanent, public home from which to serve all New Yorkers. Project Farmhouse will create community for all ages around a range of free and affordable workshops, exhibits, hands-on youth education and special events. Located in Union Square, beginning in 2016, Project Farmhouse will be a place to explore environmental issues through the lens of food, horticulture, arts, recycling, cooking, and more.
 
Make a donation, learn more, get involved at www.projectfarmhouse.org

Calling All Artists: GrowNYC Contest

March 22, 2016

Tell Our Story

We are looking for artists to channel their inner environmentalist and create a two-dimensional work of art inspired by GrowNYC's work in NYC: think Greenmarkets, gardens, recycling, compost, habitat, ecosystems and more. 

We'll put your work up for a public vote and present the top ten at our Union Square Greenmarket this May. 3 lucky winners will win prizes!

Enter

Starting March 21, submit your artwork via the linked form below in the following formats: BMP, JPG, PDF, PNG, PSD, TIF. Files should be no larger than 25 MB. Online submissions only. The submission deadline is 12 midnight on April 18. See Rules Here.

*Please note submission does not guarantee entry in the public voting stage of the contest. 

To Enter Click Here

 

Prizes!

First Place: A gourmet four-course Lunch and wine pairing for two at Gotham Bar and Grill + a $100 gift card to Blick Artist Supply + GrowNYC Prize Pack + and your signed artwork or design printed and walking around NYC on limited edition GrowNYC swag + your artwork on display at a one-day GrowNYC event at Union Square Greenmarket in May 2016

Second Place: A $100 gift card to Blick Artist Supply + GrowNYC prize pack +your artwork on display at a one-day GrowNYC event at Union Square Greenmarket in May 2016

Third Place: A $100 gift card to Blick Artist Supply + your artwork on display at a one-day GrowNYC event at Union Square Greenmarket in May 2016

Top 10: Your artwork featured on our voting page and at a one-day GrowNYC event atUnion Square Greenmarket in May 2

New Voices to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

March 3, 2016

The Recycling Champions Program is singing praises to MS 443K New Voices School of Academic & Creative Arts students. The New Voices Green Team hosted a recycling and compost assembly program as part of their 1st organics collection and recycling program in the cafeteria. Later that day all 537 students created only 2 small bags of trash during lunch; everything else was recycled and composted!

Created by the NV Green Team students and Amy Musick, Chorus Teacher and Sustainability Coordinator, thier lively presentation incorporated video, music and live performance. And the results speak for themselves!

Cafeteria Composting/Recycling start date: 2/26/2016
BEFORE: 7 Mixed Trash Cans distributed throughout the cafeteria
AFTER: Compost/Bucket/Tray Stacker Station, plus a Green Bin/Blue Bin

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