New NYCHA Farm in Staten Island

New NYCHA Farm in Staten Island

Mariners Harbor Houses is home to NYCHA’s newest farm, which will provide residents and other members of the community with free, fresh, and local produce.

The farm was built by Green City Force Corps Members, young NYCHA residents ages 18 to 24 who worked with NYCHA staff to get resident input on what the farm should look like and which crops should be grown there. Residents will receive free produce in exchange for volunteering on the farm or bringing in household food for composting. The farm will be maintained by the Staten Island Foundation, a local nonprofit.

Mariners Harbor Farm is the sixth urban farm at NYCHA. The others are located at Bay View, Howard, Red Hook, Wagner, and Forest Houses. Since the “Farms at NYCHA” program began in 2015, the farms have distributed over 32,000 pounds of fresh produce, diverted 8,600 pounds of food scraps from landfills and incinerators through composting, engaged NYCHA residents in 800 volunteer shifts, and provided young NYCHA adults with training and leadership development. The farms are part of the Building Healthy Communities initiative, a citywide partnership to improve public health and safety outcomes in 12 New York City neighborhoods.

More Features

group of people on stage

Over the course of four to ten months, 47 young NYCHA residents from 31 developments served their fellow residents; by managing the Authority’s six Farms at NYCHA sites, distrib

... More

Are you between the ages of 14 and 24 and looking for a summer job?

... More
group of kids

On what was a beautiful day for baseball, 135 young NYCHA residents from 16 developments learned techniques from experts at the first-ever “Heart of the City Baseball” training

... More
three people sitting at dais; crowd of people seated behind them

On April 15, Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Interim Chair and CEO Kathryn Garcia and General Manager Vito Mustaciuolo at the Williamsburg Community Center in Brooklyn to kick off N

... More

Apply Now - Success Academy Charter Schools