HK Farm Project
RMM is a founding partner and host of the Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project, which works toward food justice in our community. First organized in the fall of 2010, the project is a collaboration of Metro and RMM, Clinton Housing Development Corporation and MCCNY Charities.
Our primary initial project has been the development of a small scale urban farm. In June 2011, planting began on the roof of our building. Made possible by a grant from the United Way of New York City, in its first year the rooftop farm helped to stock area food pantries with healthy produce while providing a forum for community building and education. In 2012, we increased our production while further developing our community involvment. With the start of our third growing season in April, we are poised for a wonderful 2013, which will include new educational and community programs. We're growing much more than food up on the roof!
HKFP has also organized a neighborhood CSA (Community Support Agriculture), partnering with R & R Produce in Goshen, NY, through Grow NYC's New Farmer Development Project. More information on this year's CSA can be found here.