Just Food For Thought

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Meet the Keynote:  

On Saturday, March 30, award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and activist Byron Hurt will present the keynote address at the Just Food Conference 2013. Hurt's latest film, Soul Food Junkies, was awarded Best Documentary by the 2012 American Black Film Festival, and has been called "an instant...
Farm School NYC
Friday, January 4, 2013


John KixMiller (center, in hat) and fellow Farm School NYC students learn season extension techniques.

In 2001, when gangs, drugs and violence were on the rise in the neighborhood, John KixMiller, a longtime resident of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, decided to take a stand. He started an after-school program for teens at the 64th Street Community Garden. Ten years later John was eager to grow...

Farm School NYC
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On March 16, thanks to special support from the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and Farm School NYC teachers Kolu Zigby and Yonnette Fleming, the students of Farm School NYC’s Food Justice Course had the unique opportunity to hear from two veterans of the civil rights and food sovereignty movements—the Reverend Charles and Shirley Sherrod.

“For me, the most profound teaching...

Farm School NYC
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just Food and an alliance of local horticultural and food justice organizations are pleased to announce the official launch of Farm School NYC: The New York City School of Urban Agriculture. The school will offer a unique, community-based certificate program with enrollment beginning in January 2011. The mission of the school is to provide comprehensive professional training in urban...

Farm School NYC