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BrooklynBornThis blog started in my head when I listened in the 90's to friends who feared Brooklyn and newcomers who blogged about BK as if it barely existed before they arrived. Brooklyn as Tabula Rasa. My blog satisfies my need to hear and air feelings of B'klyn from the people whose life experience was born here. Also I hope to provide balance to some of the revisionist historical musings I've seen how Brooklyn and her residents used to be, we're still here. If we can all live as best possible while appreciating the past and neighbors we've inherited that would be great too.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Urban Farmers need Volunteers

I just learned about the Brooklyn Rescue Mission and their Malcolm X Blvd. Community Farmer's Market.

It's part of an effort to increase self-sufficiency and healthy eating to the community. Their a 501c non-profit, looking for either donations or volunteers. I'm thinking of using my excess free time to get down and dirty with them in the garden. What say you?

Here's their mission from their website:
BRM promotes healthy living and neighborhood revitalization for Central Brooklyn residents through, an innovative sustainable food system, with a focus on families and youth.


BRM envisions urban farming as the starting point for a self-reliance movement, empowering neighborhood residents to take ownership of their own food supply, nutrition and neighborhood revitalization. BRM endeavors to build community pride, provide healthy provisions to its neediest residents, encourage youth entrepreneurship and develop a communal culture towards land use and community health through an innovative sustainable food system.

For more info call (718)363-3085 or check their website: