Community Food Production | Community Food Access | Farm Based Education | Youth Development
We are committed to antiracist action through our work in the food system, through youth empowerment, and through social justice driven initiatives.
We are an urban, educational farm located at the YMCA in Midtown Kingston, New York. We use organic growing methods to grow food for our immediate community. We sell our hyper local fruits and vegetables at farm stands in the lobby of the Y. We work with pre-schoolers through high-schoolers, bringing young people to the farm to get their hands dirty as they learn, work, explore and play on the farm. Our youth development program offers 14-18 year olds the opportunity to work on our farm, help run our farm stands and gain valuable employment experience while earning an hourly wage.
The Farm is located behind the YMCA, across from River Radiology, near the intersection of Susan and Summer Streets.
Our playground is almost ready to open, but we need help moving 160 cubic yards of mulch! If possible, bring your own wheelbarrow, shovel, gloves, and water! We do have tools, but in limited supply. Masks are required!.
Sign up to help spread mulch at the following times here volunteersignup.org/AR7TH
- Saturday May 8: 9am-Noon
- Monday May 10: 10am-Noon, 1-3pm & 5-7pm
- Tuesday May 11: 10am-Noon, 1-3pm & 5-7pm
- Wednesday May 12: 10am-Noon
- Thursday May 13: 10am-Noon & 1-3pm.
Our Summer Youth Crew wrote and created a video called Truth Talk. As part of their summer experience, the youth read Stamped: A Remix by Jason Reynolds based on Ibram X. Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning. Truth Talk focuses on what they learned about our history and how to be an antiracist agent of change. Watch Truth Talk now
Kingston YMCA Farm Project| 507 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401| [email protected] |845-332-2927