Monthly Archives: May 2011

Friends of Lifers Plant Collards

This week we planted our first outdoor collard greens of the year. We had help from the Friends of the Lifers Youth Corp, whos mission statement is “to provide programs and services that promote self-sufficiency for citizens who were formerly incarcerated or have a criminal record; and to develop programs that assist in juvenile delinquency prevention, individual development, and community improvement.” They were training on our Newark Beth Israel Farm Lot before they start growing their own Earthbox farm in Jersey City.  It’s shaping up to be a fun summer season!

The Farm at Newark Beth Israel

For over six months now we have been selling our delicious greens at Newark Beth Israel every Thursday from 1-4pm.  We’ve spent the past month repurposing a lot across from the hospital, and next to the Maple Avenue School, into a beautiful Earthbox farm.  The farm will provide produce for the farmer’s market across the street, as well as the local community.  Turnips, radishes and beets are coming up now, with tomatoes, eggplant and okra going in the ground for the summer.  Come visit us sometime at 177 Lyons Ave!