The festival will be presenting tables and activities from the following fantastic organizations: 

NY Restoration Project - dedicated to transforming open spaces in under-resourced communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City

The Computer School - a NYC public school with the mission to prepare a diverse population of learners with the academic and social skills to be leaders in their community

NYC Compost - helps to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild City soils by giving New Yorkers the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost

NY City Parks Five Boro Green Roof Farmthe only known green roof in the country, and quite possibly in the world, to feature such a vast array of distinct systems side-by-side

Imani Garden -  a community garden located on Schenectady Avenue between Dean Street and Pacific Street in the Weeksville section of Brooklyn

Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation - a food justice and food access initiative, with a holistic approach to bettering the food system in Bed-Stuy, including urban gardens and farms, culinary and nutrition knowledge sharing, advocacy and community building, retail work and good food jobs   

Refugee and Immigrant Fund (RIF) -  serves as an entry point that welcomes asylum seekers to NYC, by offering legal orientation, a roadmap to the asylum process and psychosocial support in a human context and the opportunity for asylum seekers to fully immerse and contribute to their new communities by participating in green-technology occupations

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -  offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities

Randall's Island Park Alliance - sustains, maintains, develops and programs the Randall's Island Park to support the wellbeing of all New Yorkers

City Growers - connects urban communities with agriculture, food and environment through farm education and advocacy

Common Knowledge - and environmental advocacy project that promotes wild edible and medicinal plant education

Allergic to Salad - after-school cooking classes for elementary-aged students, cooking-themed birthday parties, and adult classes

United Nations Food Garden - a voluntary UN staff initiative that is establishing food gardens on the premises of the UN Headquarters in order to help the US translate global priorities related to sustainable food systems and greener cities into action

Urban Rangers - connect New Yorkers to the natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management and active conservation

New York City Bee Keeping - provides its members with a medium for sharing knowledge and mutual interest in beekeeping, and educates and promotes the benefits of beekeeping and how to do so responsibly in an urban environment

Saint John's Recreation Center - offers a range of recreational services and programs for people of all ages in the Crown Heights community

NYC Parks Computer Resource Centers - centers located within Parks Department recreation center, providing free digital learning resources for center members of all ages and abilities

 

We couldn't have done it without the financial support and in-kind donations of:

NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Office - the Brooklyn division of the Parks Department, responsible for maintaining the borough's parks system, preserving and maintaining the ecological diversity of our natural areas, and furnishing recreational opportunities for our residents and visitors

Green Thumb - provides programming and material support to over 500 community gardens in New York City

Gotham Greens - is a worldwide pioneer in the field of urban agriculture and a leading regional producer of hyper-local, premium-quality, greenhouse grown local vegetables and herbs

Makey Makey - an invention kit for anyone

1888 Mills - a leading global manufacturer of home and commercial textiles

Saint John's Recreation Center and programs

A generous Citizens Committee grant 

 

And special thanks to:

Steve Groce, Joyce Bolden, Dorka Krasznahorkay, Sandra Coello, Emilie Abrams, Elizabeth Green, Maureen Medina, Andrea Williams, Melissa Franchy, Juan Carlos Hurtado, Ana de Orbegoso, Lawrence James, Berries Alston, Kenny Higgins, and Judith Haas.