MLK JR. EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS STUDENTS LAUNCH THE “TEENS FOR FOOD JUSTICE/WHOLE KIDS FOUNDATION FARM” TO GROW OVER 10,000 POUNDS OF PRODUCE PER YEAR FOR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

MLK JR. EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS STUDENTS LAUNCH THE “TEENS FOR FOOD JUSTICE/WHOLE KIDS FOUNDATION FARM” TO GROW OVER 10,000 POUNDS OF PRODUCE PER YEAR FOR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

For Immediate Release March 2, 2020 Teens for Food Justice in partnership with the Whole Kids Foundation showcased their indoor hydroponic farm that is already feeding 2,000+ students to local elected officials and industry leaders. Manhattan, NY: Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ), in partnership with Whole Kids Foundation, and the… Read more

A Blind Taste Test and the Virtues of Experiential Learning

A Blind Taste Test and the Virtues of Experiential Learning

It started off as a typical Friday, and the energy was palpable in Ms. Sarmiento’s third period classroom at the High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice at Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus, the site of Teens for Food Justice’s newest in-school hydroponic farm. In anticipation of starting… Read more

Build a DWC Hydroponic Garden in Less than an Hour

Build a DWC Hydroponic Garden in Less than an Hour

By: Matthew Horgan Originally published in Sustain Everyone on August 9th, 2019 Ever have the urge to grow something green? Since most of us live in cities, access to space to grow plants is practically non-existent, and soils are often contaminated with heavy metals and other industrial pollutants. Despite these conditions, people are using… Read more

Grown in Brownsville: Middle School Students Lead a Movement to Bring Fresh Produce from School Farm to Cafeteria and Community

Grown in Brownsville: Middle School Students Lead a Movement to Bring Fresh Produce from School Farm to Cafeteria and Community

Expanding food access in the communities we serve and empowering youth to lead this charge is intrinsic to Teens for Food Justice’s (TFFJ) mission. In Brownsville, Brooklyn we’re well on our way thanks to an incredible group of young people that have enthusiastically taken up the challenge. Beginning last fall… Read more

TFFJ Teens Team Up With American Heart Association, Advocating for Healthy Food in Bodegas and Grocery Stores

TFFJ Teens Team Up With American Heart Association, Advocating for Healthy Food in Bodegas and Grocery Stores

This campaign will engage 45 TFFJ Teens from Brooklyn, and the Bronx, where TFFJ currently runs youth-led hydroponic farms and health, food justice and advocacy programming. Teens for Food Justice has joined forces with the American Heart Association to launch a comprehensive youth-led advocacy campaign focused on increasing the availability… Read more

TFFJ Is Building a Brand New Farm in Brownsville Collaborative Middle School, Brooklyn

TFFJ Is Building a Brand New Farm in Brownsville Collaborative Middle School, Brooklyn

New school year, new programs, and a brand new farm! Teens for Food Justice is launching into another school year with exciting new programming in Brooklyn and the Bronx and a new high capacity hydroponic farm that will grow over 15,000 lbs of produce annually at Brownsville Collaborative Middle School… Read more

What Children Understand About Food Insecurity

What Children Understand About Food Insecurity

Researchers have begun asking children about their households’ lack of food—and making surprising discoveries. By Lela Nargi Originally Published in Civil Eats   Starting midway through my sixth-grade year, off and on for three years, my mother and I were food insecure. This began when my mother left my father, then… Read more

Reading, writing and hunger: More than 13 million kids in this country go to school hungry

Reading, writing and hunger: More than 13 million kids in this country go to school hungry

Unfortunately, for over 13 million kids in this country, going to school hungry is the norm. One in five children in the United States lives in food insecure households, which means they lack consistent access to enough food. By Jaimie Seaton Originally Published in Washington Post   Every once in a… Read more

5 Micronutrients That Are Essential For A Child’s Overall Health & Well-Being

5 Micronutrients That Are Essential For A Child’s Overall Health & Well-Being

Micronutrients — which consist of vitamins and minerals — are essential for “development, disease prevention and the overall well-being of children.” According to the CDC, in fact, “at least half of children worldwide ages 6 months to 5 years” suffer from at least one micronutrient deficiency, if not more. By RYOT Studio… Read more

New York City Parks Were Once Teaching Farms

New York City Parks Were Once Teaching Farms

Throughout city parks, children once learned to grow corn, beets, beans, peas, turnips, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, celery and radishes among other plants. 1908 Parks Annual Report image of children tending the De Witt Clinton Park Farm Garden. By New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Originally Published in Edible Manhattan… Read more

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