Providing access to fresh produce in Midtown and teaching people how best to use it are the objectives of the Kingston YMCA Farm Project. The project began in 2013 when a former childcare director at the YMCA was connected to a local farmer. “I was looking for a place to farm and work with kids,” farmer and project director KayCee Wimbish said recently.
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Kaycee Wimbish used to teach second grade in NYC, but now she teaches in a lot behind the Kingston YMCA.
Wimbish, the YMCA, and a team of volunteers and donors have worked over the course of the past two years to convert the lot into viable farmland.