Selfless Enthusiasm: Greg Jones on volunteering with RIF

On a searing hot yet beautiful day at the LIC farm last week I had the chance to catch up with Urban Farm Recovery Project facilitator Greg Jones. Settling down in a patch of shade, we discussed volunteering in the … Continue reading

Farm Dispatch 1: Updates from Greg & Emilie

As Program Facilitators of the Urban Farm Recovery Project, Greg and Emilie serve as RIF’s “boots on the ground” each week at the farms. They lead workshops, coordinate potlucks, assist in job-hunting, and provide overall friendship and support to the … Continue reading

June at RIF – Can you believe 3 months have gone by already?

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June has been an incredibly productive month here at RIF: weddings, graduations, the start of new jobs and internships — meanwhile the farm is in full bloom, our participants’ English has improved SO much, and overall everyone is having a wonderful … Continue reading

Sun, Seeding, and Salsa

Finally some sunshine for the RIF interns in Brooklyn! Last Wednesday marked the first sunny, warm day of working for us and it showed in the moods of everyone participating. Francisco’s mode of celebration was dance! Cindy was quick to … Continue reading

Day 1 at the Farm – Hope Grows in Brooklyn

An unexpected cold front has coated the city in a fine slick of ice and powdery snow and bitter winds whip along the narrow streets of this corner of DUMBO in Brooklyn, stubborn winter seemingly unaware that it is nearly … Continue reading