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The Food Plants

By Maria Caicedo Quickly adapting to the COVID-19 developments, we at Community Food Action are finding creative ways to continue our school-based work with families. The current health crisis has exacerbated the inequalities of our ...


New York City Council Takes on Food Equity

By Taisy Conk, Program Director Community Food Action is increasingly engaging in policy and advocacy issues that affect food justice in the Southwest Bronx. Our objective is to critically examine and impact the decisions made by ...


Experiential Black History Narrated – An African Diaspora Celebratory Collective

By Selma Nuñez, FoodCorps Member In an effort to highlight the contributions of black history leaders, this year at PS. 42 we have a gallery walk. It features the Black Panther Party and their extensive work ...


Food Education and the International Baccalaureate Curriculum

By Mary Bannister, FoodCorps Member As I walk into a fifth-grade classroom at PS 294 elementary school, I skim a paper outside the door outlining the class’s learning objectives. Are students learning about persuasive writing? Dividing ...


Bombing with Seeds of Hope

By Maria Caicedo, Cooking and Gardening Coordinator Every year at the start of the new academic cycle, we prepare to lead professional development sessions with teachers at each of our partner schools. We seek to further ...


2019 Year in Review

In 2019 we expanded our school-based work and the Youth Leaders program. We are in our second year hosting a service member at PS 42 – and our service member returned for her second year, ...


Intro to Queer Ecology

By Tiffany Santos, Youth & Farm Stand Coordinator Within the last two decades climate change has commanded the attention of humanity. It’s a subject matter that is difficult to ignore. However, those who attempt to disregard ...


Reflections from the Compost Queen

Hello! My name is Passion Jackson and I’m a Crew Leader. I’ve been working at the 170 Farm Stand since the very beginning. Back in 2017, when we opened, I learned the logistics and navigated ...


Snack Attack: How can students make healthy snack choices in schools?

Fifteen students from New Settlement’s Creative Leaders Afterschool Program created a fun, easy to digest, and educational primer on an under the radar issue in schools. The program, based at CMSP 327, participated in a ...


Town Hall Participants Share their Community Health Needs

By Taisy Conk, Program Director The Jerome Avenue Public Health Taskforce is developing a neighborhood health plan. The Taskforce was chartered by the New York City Council after they approved the rezoning of 92 blocks of ...


Upcoming Events

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PS 294 After School Garden Club

June 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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PS 294 After School Garden Club

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PS 294 After School Garden Club

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PS 294 After School Garden Club

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