Generation DIY: Do, Make, Say, Think

02/16/2011 4:00 AM |

Masha Radzinsky at Bushwick City Farm
Community gardens and small-time farms are fixtures in Brooklyn. But Bushwick City Farm isn’t interested in selling its organic produce to local sustainable grocers. Founded by the indomitable Masha Radzinsky (who’s only 26) the farm is truly a communal one: all produce is free to those in need, and local volunteers can be found at any given moment working hard on everything from mending chicken wire to turning compost. Nestled under the juddering shadow of the JMZ, just off Broadway, this project is an inspiring example of what any given community can do with hard work and purpose—the BCF gets no financial aid from the city, and doesn’t receive any significant patronage. On top of all that, the BCF offers free ESL classes to the community. Stop by and feed the rescued chickens and maybe you’ll walk away with a few eggs. (To get involved, you can also email

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  • All food produced at Bushwick City Farm is free to the community. It is distributed at the garden on a first come/first serve basis to those in need, we NEVER exchange food for volunteer work or donations! We also have free clothing & educational programs. All materials used to build the farm are reycled from dumpsters, nothing is ever sold or exchanged, our volunteers do not recieve food in exchange for their labor (thats why they are called volunteers). To find out about what we do – – Masha Radzinsky