9. GrowNYC Introduces Project Farmhouse, a Permanent Home
GrowNYC, which originated in 1970 as the Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC), has established 54 greenmarkets around the city, including the well-known Union Square Market and built 70 community gardens. The organization also created Youthmarkets, installed fresh food box pick-ups, recycle programs in all five boroughs, and provides 30,000 children each year with programs which educate them about our relationship with a natural environment – all of this without a permanent facility.
Now, GrowNYC will finally have a permanent home with the opening of Project Farmhouse, to be located at 76 East 13th Street, next to the Hyatt Hotel, with an anticipated opening date during the month of December.
Project Farmhouse will offer free public programming hosted by GrowNYC, in partnership with other organizations and regular guest programming. They will have a commercial kitchen with kitchen classes for kids and adults, farmer workshops, volunteer training, and act as a hub for cultivating and strengthening our connection to our land and our community. The new facility will also serve as an event space for rentals.