SUS Urban Farms functions as an innovative supplement to the supports we offer our individuals, as we use horticulture as a tool to improve wellness outcomes and help those who participate to achieve their personal and professional goals. SUS Urban Farms touches over 300 individuals each year, providing therapeutic horticulture, nutritional programming, and employment opportunities to the individuals we serve – through workshops, field experiences, and our network of community farms and garden spaces. Special features of Urban Farms include:
More than 20 growing spaces in four boroughs, including seven community farms
An annual yield of more than 3,000 pounds of food from 57 unique species, including fruits, vegetables, herbs and mushrooms
25 SUS urban farmers serving as landscapers, farm specialists and peer educators
Honey cultivation at the SUS beehive
Urban Farms Partners
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Our connection to NYC’s horticultural community allows SUS Urban Farms to create a range of unique offerings for participants – including apprenticeships at this world-renowned public garden.
Hudson River Park Conservancy
We offer volunteer opportunities at this highly valued conservancy.
Kingsborough Community College Culinary Arts Dept.
Individuals discover how to take vegetables from farm-to-table in nourishing and delicious new ways.
Manhattan’s High Line
We place volunteers for miles at this well-traveled New York City landmark.
NYC Parks and Recreation
Participants learn the skills and fine art of street tree stewardship from the experts.
Employment opportunities at the first commercially viable rooftop vineyard in New York City.