1.3 tons and counting.
We cultivate enough land to produce an astonishing 1.3 tons of food per season. That’s enough for more than 2,100 meals made entirely of produce farmed by our member households. Once a food desert, Bed-Stuy is rapidly filling with expensive grocery stores. Gardening eases the pressure of rising food prices. Our family growing beds and communal farming projects are an important source of self-reliance and cost-reduction.
More than 50 varieties of fruits, veggies, and nutrient-dense leafy greens grow here and many of our gardeners raise specialty produce including traditional Mexican and Bengali crops not found in many supermarkets. These crops provide an essential cultural linkage that can’t be quantified.