Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Give Green to Get Green, Oct. 11

Brooklyn Farmer

 Check out some of these great initiatives in the area, and beyond, that can use some of your green.

First up is, Planting Trees for Birds in Van Cortlandt Park.  New York City Audubon is joining up with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to plant 6,000 trees in the Bronx.  They are trying to raise $600 to get this done.  If you can't give money, definitely give some of your time.  They will be meeting October 22nd at 9:30 a.m. at the Kelly Fields ball field on the western edge of Van Cortlandt Park (Broadway and 269th Street).  Contact John Rowden at jrowden@nycaudubon.org or call 212-691-7483 to sign up.

Second is, Chicken Apprenticeship Workshops.  This Crown Heights based organization is raising money to help teach people how to raise their own hens here in New York.  They still need $457 to achieve their goal.  If you'd like to volunteer, check out www.bkfarmyards.blogspot.com for more information.

And over at Kickstarter, Idora Tilapia in Youngstown, OH is raising money to create a sustainable neighborhood fish farm.  They have 20 days to raise $4,025.  You can donate as little as a $1 if that's all you can give.  Pledges of $10 or more gets you some pretty neat gifts of thank you.

Sustainable Fish Farm for Idora

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