Intervale Green Rooftop Farm

A Bronx Urban Farm Sponsored by Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco)


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Volunteers from Pret A Manger and Green City Force work on our Rooftop Urban Farm

Thank you to Pret A Manger staff and Green City Force, WHEDco’s partners, who volunteered on WHEDco’s Rooftop Urban Farm in October. The volunteers worked tirelessly clearing plots for winter, harvesting fresh herbs and vegetables

including, sage, dill, mint, basil, parsley, rosemary, chives, green peppers, scallions, carrots, and beets, and adding over 100 pounds of garden scraps to compost. The fresh herbs and vegetables were distributed to over a dozen apartments at Intervale Green.

In addition, thank you to Green City Force for volunteering at WHEDco’s greenhouse at Intervale Green, as they planted spinach seeds for winter and harvested collard greens that were distributed to residents.

A great dig!

A great dig!

Two thumbs up from Pret!

Two thumbs up from Pret!

Picking mint leaves!

Picking mint leaves!

Green City Force clearing plots.

Green City Force clearing plots.

Green City Force takes over our urban green house

Green City Force takes over our urban green house

Herb table!

Herb table!

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St. John’s Students prepare the rooftop for the off-season

Thank you to the students of St. John’s University for their service on WHEDco’s Rooftop Urban Farm! The 22 volunteers worked on most of the farm by clearing crops for winter, weeding, and harvesting vegetables that were later distributed to residents. We value our partnership with St. John’s University and we look forward to seeing them again next year!2014 2712014 264