The TFFJ Farm at The Urban Assembly
Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant/Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Annual Production: 2,500 lbs
Year Launched: 2016
Co-located School: P.S. 56 – Lewis H. Latimer
- The farm at Unison is TFFJ’s longest operating farm.
- This farm is part of the middle school’s Career and Technical Education Exploration Program, which prepares students to access a wide range of high-wage, high-demand 21st-century careers, including those in Hydroponics.
In 2017, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo allocated $3.05M to fund a state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse, expected to open in 2022, that will expand this career pathway
Major Funders: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo
“The thing that’s so unique about Teens for Food Justice is that it’s taking the science, and technology, and engineering, and partnering it with social justice. Because this is really what we need. We need our kids to be prepared to go out and hopefully make this world a place where people have access to food in a sustainable way, and we take care of our planet.”