With plenty of warm weather, sun and rain, the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx is in full swing. Peppers, lettuces, and herbs are growing, while the resident bees pollinate the farm's wide array of native plants and those from clients' home countries. Clients and community members have planted and nurtured the farm's many beds in anticipation of upcoming New Roots markets, and the farm has welcomed school groups and community volunteers to learn about urban farming and help the farm flourish.
Eight women graduated from the New York POWER (Providing Opportunities for Women's Economic Resilience) program in the food and agriculture sector. On a sunny June day at the farm, the proud group of clients, who have bonded over work in the farm beds and in learning essential financial literacy skills, received their program diplomas.
New Roots Community Farm also welcomed visitors for a tour, who learned about the farm's many services, including the POWER program, and provision of safe, nutritious, and fresh food for area clients and residents. It was a wonderful evening to explore the farm, so look out for upcoming tours in the future! New Roots is looking forward to successful harvesting all season long.
If you are interested in supporting the New Roots farm, please donate here.