S:US 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. S:US Urban Farms touches over 600 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:
75 growing spaces in 4 boroughs, including 8 community farms
In 2023, grew 10,000 pounds of food, equivalent to 7,500+ meals, with an estimated value of more than $45,000
23 S:US urban farmers serving as landscapers, farm specialists and peer educators
Engages more than 70 core volunteers
Honey cultivation at the S:US beehive
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Urban Farms Partners
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Our connection to NYC’s horticultural community allows S:US 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.
Con Edison has provided generous funding to support S:US’ Urban Farms.