The NYC Green Awards

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07/08/2009 4:00 AM |

BEST THING EVER (Just About)

Red Hook Community Farm

Much ink has been spilled about this iconic symbol of the urban farm
movement in Brooklyn (and yes, in Brooklyn, nine years is plenty of
time to gain icon status). Founded in 2000 by Michael Huritz and Ian
Marvy, the Red Hook Community Farm (and its concomitant organization,
Added Value) has employed countless neighborhood kids, bringing both
economic and nutritional benefits to the area, along with a Red Hook
Greenmarket! We hereby propose that nearby behemoth Ikea start selling
stuff from the Red Hook Community Farm — everybody wins,
right?

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4 Comment

  • I work for Green Spaces in Brooklyn ( http://www.greenspaceshome.com ). We put on the Green Business Competition ( http://greenbusinesscompetition.com ) mentioned with Gotham Greens, a client of ours, in the “Best use of God’s Old House”.

    Check the links!

  • Nice article I interned for http://www.biggreencart.com an eco-friendly auction/swap site . We participated in the Go Green Expo in April (in the Hilton Hotel ) , wish our website would have been nominated .

  • Time’s Up rocks! I personally volunteer with this group and it’s amazing how much they get done with only volunteers and a very small budget. You can truly see the positive changes all over the city. Time’s Up definitely deserves this award after all of it’s long hard work and it’s nice to see they are finally being recognized. Thank you Time’s Up for making my New York City a more environmentally friendly place.

  • Check out my blog http://www.ecofriendlystudents.blogspot.com , I’m a teen trying to help the world and inform myself and others of the importance that being green can do .
    I think it’s awesome that people are trying to do the right thing in the green scene .