OUR PARTNERS AT THE FARM:
Acumen Capital Partners – Our landlord on our first farm in LIC. Pioneering visionaries, and supportive partners. They signed a lease with us in weeks, and then watched in supportive awe as we hauled up over a million lbs of soil onto their roof, and started an organic vegetable farm in May of 2010.
Allied Engineering – Some of the best structural engineers in the area. And they have the coolest x-ray machine to look through concrete slab.
Build it Green – It’s like a used independent Home Depot. BIG has hooked us up, traded with us, and partnered with us on many occasions. Plywood, joists, watertower cedar, dumpsters of Coney Island cedar, a walk-in cooler, and a ragtime piano.
Brooklyn Navy Yard – Our new landlord at the Navy Yard Farm. A bastian of job creation, activity, history, cranes, docks, and some of the friendliest staff in the city.
Bromley Caldari – Our partners and excellent architects. Bromley Caldari believed in us right from the start. They’ve been there for us when we’ve needed them, they pushed through the first ever green roof tax credit awarded for urban agriculture, and we’re happy to have them in our farm lives.
CofFEED – Our neighbors in the building in Long Island City have opened this lovely coffee shop that supports fair trade growers. What’s more, they give a portion of their profits to our educational program, City Growers, and helped to sponsor our new compost system. And their coffee is delicious!
Department of Environmental Protection – The DEP advocates taking care of all things crucial to our environment in NYC, particularly water. Their Green Infrastructure Grant program will capture tens of millions of gallons of the water in the next few years, and it also funded the bulk of our new farm in the Navy Yard. Storm Water Infrastructure Grant.
Rooftop Ready Seeds – Our buddy, and one of NYC’s finest farmers, Zach Pickens has started a city-grown seed company! All of his seeds come from New York City farms, and some are grown on Brooklyn Grange roofs.
Skyland USA – The great makers of our compost, and the creators of Rooflite. They take massive steaming acres of compost indoors to grow mushrooms, and then spread it around roofs all over the country, slowly greening the nation. The Joes and Peter are on it.
Soil Reef – They spread terra preta around the country in the form of sustainably harvested biochar. It’s a great way to harbor organics, nutrients, and micro-organisms in our soil.
THINGS WE DIG:
Brooklyn College Aquaculture
Brooklyn Food Coalition
Crop Mob NYC
Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
East New York Farms!
Food Systems Network NYC
Food Works New York City
Get Up and Ride
Gotham City Honey Co-Op
Heritage Radio Network
New York Restoration Project
Red Hook Community Farm
Rose Red and Lavender
Slow Food NYC
Sunnyside Community Center
Sustainable South Bronx
The Science Barge