The Kingston YMCA Farm Project, a new Urban Farm in Midtown Kingston, NY, Launches Crowd Sourcing Campaign with Indiegogo on March 1st.
The group's goal of $10,000 will help to provide resources for the 2014 growing season.
Kingston, NY - The Kingston YMCA Farm Project, located on the corner of Susan and Summer streets in Midtown Kingston, announces its "Indiegogo" crowd sourcing campaign that began on March 1st and will run through April 15th of 2014. The group's goal of $10,000 will help to help provide the necessary resources for its 2014 growing season.
In its first season, the new 1/4 acre farm will become a place of learning and local food production for youth and the community by incorporating the YMCA's after-school and summer camp programs, exposing hundreds of youth to life on the farm. Along with a farm, the space is shared with Kingston's largest community garden (hosting more than 20 raised beds) and a compost heated greenhouse/community growing space. Plans are in the works to create a farm stand and bike powered mobile market to deliver vegetables throughout Midtown, Kingston.
Additionally, the group will host a "Spring Celebration" on Thursday, March 20th at The Anchor, 744 Broadway in Kingston with special menu and drink items, raffles and more. The cost will be $10 at the door, and free to those who already made a contribution to the online indiegogo campaign.
The Kingston YMCA Farm Project is a part of the growing urban agriculture movement in the City of Kingston, NY located 90 miles North of New York City. Recently, a group of citizens created an Urban Agriculture Committee that worked to develop updated farm code and zoning language to advance urban agriculture for its citizens.
For more information regarding the YMCA Farm Project, contact Kaycee Wimbish at 845/332-2927 or email [email protected]