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170 Farm Stand is back Wednesday, July 10th!

July 10 – November 27, 2019 Every Wednesday 2:30-6:30pm, rain or shine! Corner of 170 St. & Townsend Ave, under the mural We are thrilled to bring back our youth-run farm stand to serve up the food our ...


Rediscovering Our Weed-Like Qualities

Absorbed by the day-to-day of our lives, we find it hard to pause and appreciate the simple things; the lush green of the plants, the scent of the flowers, the flight of the birds. And ...


How to Practice Food Justice: A Reflection on a Year of Service

As I moved through the year as a FoodCorps service member and part of Community Food Action, the difficulty of effectively implementing what is commonly known as “food justice” has become more and more apparent ...


Our Blossoming Leaders: Introducing the 2019 Crew Leaders

During the farm stand season, our team at Community Food Action expands to include our Youth Leaders. In addition to this role, we also have Crew Leaders, youth returning for a second year of work ...


Think on This: Como tú

Our team at Community Food Action understands that we are working in a political landscape that is attempting to create an American identity through exclusion. This is a mistaken path, one that is also responsible ...


Restorative Justice Takes Root in the Bronx

After years of agitation and calls for change by affected communities, there are a robust number of initiatives on the local and national level to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Although rates of suspensions are declining ...


The Truth About the Decade of Fire, by “One of Our Own”

Vivian Vázquez asked the Bronx teens if they had heard derogatory comments about their borough. Hands shot up. Vázquez’s new documentary film Decade of Fire gets to the root of this damaging label, which persists ...



Twelve hundred is more or less the number of hours children spend at school in a year’s time. That’s almost a quarter of their yearly waking hours, if you were to look at it in ...


The Little Oasis of Claremont Reopens

The chilly morning of Wednesday, February 27, witnessed the official reopening of Little Claremont Park, located on Claremont Parkway, next to Public School #42. This remodeled public space, equipped with green infrastructure, which will be ...


2018 Season of the 170 Farm Stand in Pictures

Thank you to the Mt Eden community for making our second season of the 170 Farm Stand a success! In our first year of hosting a compost drop off through GrowNYC, our Youth Leaders participated ...


Upcoming Events

Fri 19

Youth Leaders Program

July 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 23

Youth Leaders Program

July 23 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wed 24
Fri 26

Youth Leaders Program

July 26 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 30

Youth Leaders Program

July 30 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm


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