Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the City of Newark’s Department of Economic and Housing Development, Office of Planning, Zoning and Sustainability welcome back the Greater Newark Conservancy and the Youth Farm Stand to City Hall’s Basement Rotunda today, Friday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This fall, the Youth Farm Stand will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every other Friday through December 16th.
The Youth Farm Stand is a business and entrepreneurial job training program for the Newark Youth Leadership Project interns at the Conservancy. While providing Newark high school students with a meaningful job, the Youth Farm Stand also provides the community with affordable, organic, Newark-grown fruits and vegetables harvested at the Conservancy’s Hawthorne Avenue and Court Street urban farms. They accept WIC, senior vouchers, and SNAP benefits.
Founded in 1987, Greater Newark Conservancy’s mission is to promote environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey’s urban communities through environmental education, community gardening, urban farming, beautification of neighborhoods, job training opportunities and environmental justice.
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