Adopt-a-Farmbox Builds Mini-Farms for NYC Schools

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Childhood obesity, meat unfit for KFC being used in school lunches, food deserts, you don't have to look too far to find a broken food system—especially where kids are concerned. But there are plenty of people working like crazy to do something about it. One project is hoping to put a mini-farm in ls across new York City, and they plan to throw a big party to do it. Created by green design firm Baker Design+Build, Adopt-a-Farmbox is aiming to raise $10,000 to place its "Farmbox" kits in a number of inner city schools.

The kits include the "farmbox" itself, but also soil, seeds, nutrition/garden education, and seed to harvest consultation. The organization is receiving donations and support from local businesses, and its planning a major throwdown and fundraising party at The CompundBrooklyn this Saturday including music from Maurice Brown's TBA, the Brown Rice Family (which, incidentally, is a great name!) and
Riot !n Paris.

Check out the Adopt-a-Farmbox Facebook page for more details.

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