OUR MISSION, VISION + VALUES

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to train NYC residents in urban agriculture, in order to build self-reliant communities and inspire positive local action around food access and social, economic, and racial justice issues.

OUR VISION

  • Train new experts in the fields of sustainable agriculture and urban agriculture

  • Serve as a resource and support for NYC food growers

  • Increase urban food production and access

  • Encourage cities to recognize and support urban agriculture

  • Train people for "green jobs" in urban agriculture

  • Advocate for the creation of green jobs

OUR VALUES

  • Social justice is at the core of Farm School NYC structure and curriculum

  • Racial and cultural diversity and diversity of life experience of teachers and students are essential–NYC Urban Agriculture depends on this diversity for its success

  • Provide courses that are financially accessible to all

  • Support partner organizations to build capacity

  • Support teachers–-teachers receive living wages, recognition, knowledge, training

  • Support community leaders–community leaders become teachers

  • Support host sites–-host sites receive support, recognition

  • Support students–-students ensured consistency and high quality of sites, content and trainers 

  • Work towards financial sustainability