Seeds to Feed is a one-of-a-kind Urban rooftop farm in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, operated by Community Counseling and Mediation (CCM). CCM was an early adopter of Urban Farming, pioneering the Supportive Housing Rooftop Farm movement. With the help of a United Way Grant, “Seeds” was developed three years ago on top of Georgia’s Place, our seven story supportive housing residence for 48 formerly homeless and low-income adults. The farm was developed to help meet the nutritional needs of our residents of fresh, local produce which has long been scarce or non-existent in the surrounding Brooklyn neighborhood.
Located in a produce-scarce neighborhood, this farm is an opportunity for residents to experience the benefits of horticultural therapy while growing their own produce. The farm serves as a major resource for the Prospect Heights and Crown Heights communities.
Georgia’s Place Seed to Feed Successes:
With the generous support of the United Way Seeds to Feed grant, Georgia’s Place Rooftop Farm has achieved many goals, and we look forward to Ruby’s Place Urban Farm being as least as successful. Some of Georgia’s Place Rooftop Farm successes are:
To have a presence in the community and to share best practices and success.
2. International Short Documentary
A group of German students, impressed by CCM’s Georgia’s Place Rooftop Farm included it in their film. It was aired on German Public TV.
3. An Italian writer Ph.D. Edoardo Bit included Georgia’s Place Rooftop Farm in his book entitled:
Book on Urban Farming/Libro su agricoltura urbana
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To learn more about Georgia's Place and the Seeds to Feed Rooftop Farm please contact us at 691 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY 11216 or call (718) 789-2333.