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CSA Stands Strong Post-Irene
Tropical Storm Irene has tested the will of even the sturdiest farmers. In an interview with NPR, Cheryl Rogowski, owner of W. Rogowski Farm in Orange County, N.Y., talks about the considerable storm damage to her 150-acre farm. She lost 80 to 90% of her crops with most of the farm underwater at the time of the interview.
Rogowski’s farm is one of 15 CSA farms supplying New York City that suffered severe damage, said Jacquie Berger, executive director of the advocacy nonprofit Just Food, in the interview.
Irene may have knocked out half the city’s CSA farms (31 farms run CSA programs in the city) for the season, but it did little to diminish support for the concept of CSA (community supported agriculture). The tropical storm put CSA to the ultimate test, as CSA customers — shareholders in farm harvests — bore crop losses along with their farmers. (more…)
New York City seems to be on track to meet the challenge it set for itself in 2007: planting 1 million trees by 2017. The MillionTreesNYC campaign — part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative to create a greener city by 2030 — has overseen the planting of more than 400,000 trees throughout the city since the tree challenge began.
MillionTreesNYC and the New York Restoration Project, a nonprofit gardening organization, have partnered with a variety of community groups to give away more than 3,000 trees to New York City residents this spring (see tree giveaway schedule below). (more…)
Want to adopt a tree in New York City? Now’s your chance.
The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, a community development organization that works to improve the quality of life in Central Brooklyn, will host a tree giveaway on Saturday, April 23, at Restoration Plaza.
A total of 130 trees will be given away to New York City residents on a first-come, first-served basis from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. One tree will be given away per household.