Event Details

Date

December 16, 2022

Time

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

East New York Farms! UCC Youth Farm
620 Schenck Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Host

CRAFT, TUFFS, East New York Farms!, and Harvest NY


CRAFT + TUFFS Year-end Farmer-to-Farmer Gathering

December 16, 2022

CRAFT + TUFFS Year-end Farmer-to-Farmer Gathering

All NYC urban farmers are invited to celebrate the season at this year's final CRAFT visit (hosted by East New York Farms!) combined with a revival of The Urban Farmer-to-Farmer Summit (aka TUFFS)! There'll be snacks, a seed swap, a farm tour, and some TUFFS-style story-and-skill-sharing. But most importantly, we're just going to hang out, meet the other urban farmers we've never met, catch up with folks we haven't seen in a while, and have a good time.

Rain or shine, because that's how we do. Feel free to bring seeds for the swap, a funny story from the farm, or anything else you feel like sharing. Come anytime between 1 and 4pm; we'll do announcements and story sharing around 2pm.

FREE! Please RSVP.





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Announcements

Field Guide: Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables

Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables aims to help urban farmers and gardeners find, identify, and understand the most common and important insects and other arthropod pests found in New York City farms and gardens. Some of these pests are rarely mentioned in other guides but are common in NYC. The guide emphasizes scouting tips, including how to identify pests by the damage they leave behind, even when you can't find the insect itself.

This guide was created as a collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension's Harvest New York team and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.