April 16, 2014

FOOD, our youth led program, is continuing in 2014

FOOD improves food growing environments and public meal programs with youth leadership in each of five low-income zones involved in the program. We are engaging young people in learning about healthy eating and food justice. Through Food, youth are taking action to increase access to affordable fresh foods in their own neighborhoods. We are experiencing a high level of success with an excellent youth team. Click here to see a map of FOOD 2014. 

In each of five zones, our youth have mapped sites where public meals are provided, entered data onto Google Maps, and surveyed locations to assure they were operating as advertised. Beyond the youth staff and volunteers, hundreds more youth and families are benefitting from improved gardens, increased rates of healthy fresh food in public feeding programs, and community art and architecture our youth are producing related to food. Our youth team has been advocating for improved menus at public feeding programs, and have met with SchoolFood officials and elected officials in the City Council to advance this work. This youth team has advocated for fresh food grown in the city and on nearby farms to be included in the menu of public feeding programs, and in each zone the team has intensively studied, assessed, and surveyed the menu of at least one public feeding program, to ensure improvements are made. Our youth team has held 10 events to alert the community to locations where food should be served to youth, to share food grown in gardens, and involve neighborhood people in our advocacy. 

Click here for 2014 Summer Meals locations (SchoolFood, DoE) 

You can find a report on FOOD here

April 4, 2014

WW3 Contributors at MoCCA Arts Fest 4/5/14

You can purchase WW3 here

Isabella Bannerman, Paula Hewitt Amram, Scott Cunningham, and Kevin Pyle, will be sharing table B3, and selling cartoon books at The MoCCA Arts Festival 2014, from 11 AM - 6 PM on Saturday April 5, and Sunday April 6, at the Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Ave (between East 25th and 26th St) NY, NY 10010. Admission to the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival is $5 per day. Tickets are available to purchase at the door. Cash and credit cards accepted.

April 2, 2014

Open Road

Use the links below to find examples of our Art, Architecture & Engineering work with Youth:

1. Food Garden Design
a) Urban Greenhouse Design
b) Food gardens
c) Art and Food with kids

2. Composting
a) Hot Box composting
b) Guide to build the Hot Box

3. Mapping and planning
a) Food and Playground Map
b) Oasis

4. Playground & Park Design
a) Open Road Park, Manhattan
b) Thomas Greene Park, Brooklyn
c) Allen & Pike Street, and Manhattan Bridge Skatepark
d) Green Roof Feasibility Study

5. Design & Build
a) design games
b) Design and Build booklets