Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 30, 2011.

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      Creator Vera Chang on January 9, 2012

      Congratulations! Excited to see this project lift off the ground!

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      Creator Ward Cheney on December 29, 2011

      This is just wonderful! You people are great. That means everybody who has been and is helping out, supporting the work. Good luck on getting to $20,000!

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      Creator Takiyah A. Ali on December 29, 2011

      This is an amazing project.... it will happen!

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      Creator Kendall Q Morrison on December 22, 2011

      This project is making a difference. A great thing for all!

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      Creator vanessa on December 9, 2011

      super dope!

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      Creator Amy Little on December 6, 2011

      Woa, way to go!

      Amy Little, NESAWG

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      Creator ann greenfield on December 2, 2011

      I love, love , love this project too. I pray for this to happen

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      Creator Matthew Armbrust on December 1, 2011

      were extraordinary talented and driven individuals. I enjoy supporting projects like this and students like Genesis, who are passionate about their aspirations and creating/sustaining community! (sorry my message was cut off)

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      Creator Matthew Armbrust on December 1, 2011

      I had the privilege to visit the Bushwick garden in July as a guest of Joe Chavez. Not only was the eggplant some of the best I saw all season in my travels across the US, but the students l met, like Genesis,

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      Creator Rachel Dearborn on November 30, 2011

      Awesome! Go Maggie!

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      Creator Anya on November 30, 2011

      This looks incredible! Keep up the good work, my dearest!

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    Receive an invitation to the first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), and a student-designed Postcard printed at our own home print studio.

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    MARKET GIFT BAG! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a student-designed Postcard printed at our own home print studio, and... a small gift bag of produce and goodies from Bushwick Farmers' Market.

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    CANNING GUIDE! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... the "Yes We Can! Home Canning Guide" from one of New York City's leading food justice organizations, Just Food. This informative booklet includes canning and preservation history, safety information, how-tos, and great recipes.

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    BOOK! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... Frances Moore Lappe's "Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity & Courage in a World Gone Mad". It is a little book with a big message. Frances Moore Lappe--author of fifteen books, including three-million-copy bestseller "Diet for a Small Planet"--distills her world-spanning experience and wisdom in a conversational yet hard-hitting style to create a rare "aha" book.

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    COOKBOOK! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a Bushwick Campus Cooking Club Cookbook, written by students from one of Bushwick Campus’s schools (Academy of Urban Planning), through Youth Service America. Each book is signed and includes a handwritten thank-you from one of the students.

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    TapIt REUSABLE BOTTLE! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a 20 oz Earthlust water bottle with a TapIt Logo. Reduce waste from plastic bottles when you are on the go! Support the incredible work done by TapIt. www.TapItWater.com Perfect for most car, cycle and stroller cup holders. Food grade stainless steel, BPA free, and recyclable.

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    GREENHOUSE SALAD! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a fresh Greenhouse Salad for two, harvested from the Bushwick Campus Greenhouse!

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    SEED LIBRARY ART PACK! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a Hudson Valley Seed Library Art Pack, "heirloom seeds and contemporary art, all in one pack," each designed by a different artist from the greater New York region. The Hudson Valley Seed Library strives to create an accessible and affordable source of regionally-adapted seeds, maintained by a community of caring farmers and gardeners.

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    CATCH OF THE DAY! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... be one of the first to eat a fish harvested from our aquaponics system. (Sorry, vegans and vegetarians, this one is not for you!)

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    KITCHEN COOKBOOK! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... The Angelica Home Kitchen Cook Book! Recipes and rabble rousings from NYC's famed organic vegan restaurant.

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    BREAD and BUTTER PICKLES! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a jar of Shaker Mountain Canning Company's Bread and Butter Pickles! Shaker Mountain Canning Co. buys fresh produce from local farms in upstate NY and lightly preserves it for sale when the produce is unavailable locally.

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    COFFEE! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... one pound of Peru La Merced Coffee, courtesy of Kendall Morrison. Brewklyn Grind Coffee & Tea Co. is roasting and donating 12 bags of this rich, organic, ethically-produced coffee. Kendall, one of EcoStation:NY's founders, now lives in Perú, where he works with farmers to help them grow organic coffee, creating a fairer profit dynamic by building ties with those who buy and ultimately drink their coffee.

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    NAME THAT CHICK! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... one of BKFarmyard’s chicken coop chicks is yours to name!

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    WORMS! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... we will commemorate your donation with a personalized worm bin (with your name on it) in the Bushwick Campus Greenhouse! Includes an open invitation to visit your bin, feed the worms, harvest worm castings - even take a photo with them that we will personally frame and give to you as a gift!

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    URBAN FARMING WORKSHOP! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... an Urban Farming Workshop! Maggie Cheney, Farm Manager for the Bushwick Campus Farm, and Bee Ayer, Farm Manager for BKFarmyards, will co-teach a half-day workshop on urban farming. Workshop will include community resourcing, site evaluation, composting, vermiculture, crop planning, crop care, city chicken husbandry, and more!

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    GREENHOUSE WORKSHOP! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a Greenhouse 101 Workshop! Maggie Cheney, Farm Manager and Educator for the Bushwick Campus Farm, will lead a workshop on greenhouse construction, maintanance, propagation (starting baby plants), and seed selection. Where? At our full and bountiful Campus Greenhouse!

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    TOTE BAG! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a Bushwick Farmers' Market tote bag!

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    PICKLES! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... an Uncle Al’s Pickle Pack! After refining his recipes in his tiny Germantown, Kentucky kitchen for over two years, Uncle Al is now proud to share the fruits of his labor with the rest of the world! These artisanal pickles are all-natural, preservative-free, hand-culled, hand-cut, and hand-packed. Uncle Al's Pickle Pack contains one jar each of: Spicy Garlic Dill Green Beans, Zesty Garlic Dill Spears, and Kickin' Bread-n-Butter Slices.

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    HYDROPONICS WORKSHOP! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... an Hydroponics Workshop from Boswyck Farms! Learn about the basics of hydroponics from Boswyck Farms founder, Lee Mandell: the rich history of hydroponic growing, different methods that are used today, and the benefits of soil-less agriculture. Plus, make your own 5-gallon bucket system to take home!

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    PICKLING WORKSHOP! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... an Afternoon of Pickling! Michaela Hayes, owner of Crock & Jar (www.crockandjar.com), will be teaching the basics of lacto-fermentation. Each participant will create their own jar of sauerkraut, as well as a traditional kimchi - and there will be samples of Crock & Jar products to sample! The workshop will take place at a Bushwick community kitchen on Saturday February 4, 2012.

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    COOKING WORKSHOP! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a Private Cooking Workshop with Chrissy of Chrissy's Cooking Club! Chrissy's Cooking Club is a community partner and local not-for-profit whose mission it is to facilitate learning, sharing, and experiencing firsthand the art of all-natural, from-scratch cooking. Private workshop on a topic of your choice for you and five of your friends.

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    IPOD! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... an 8GB iPod Touch, valued at $199.

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    BIKE TOUR! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... an Urban Garden Bike Tour! Brooklyn is home to some of the most inspiring food justice and garden programs in the country. Join us on a Spring day tour and picnic, featuring food cooked by local chefs!

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    GARDEN CONSULTATION! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a Garden Design Consultation! Maggie Cheney, Farm Manager and Educator for Bushwick Campus Farm, will conduct a personalized site evaluation and consultation for your home, business, or school garden. Rooftop, alleyway, backyard, windowsill – the possibilities are endless! Together you will create a design, growing schedule, and plan for the year. Also included is one follow-up visit to assist in project development and troubleshooting.

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    HYDROPONICS CONSULTATION! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a Boswyck Farms Hydroponics Consultation! Interested in starting your own hydroponic farm but don't know where to start? Boswyck Farms founder Lee Mandell will give you a personal consultation, based on what you want to grow, how much of it you want to produce, and the ins-and-outs of the space you have available.

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    DELUXE GIFT BASKET!! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a Super-Deluxe Bushwick Farmers' Market Gift Basket! This package includes: a selection of produce from local farms (including Bushwick Campus Farm), two personalized Eco-Jot notebooks from JournalsAndBooks.com, a cookbook, one jar of Crock and Jar sauerkraut, 1lb of Peru La Merced Coffee, Hudson Valley Seed Library seeds, 1lb organic honey, Christy Cedeño’s incredible cupcake mix (with recipe), and a hand-made thank-you card from our students, all in a Bushwick Farmers' market tote bag!

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    DINNER PARTY! Receive an invitation to our first Bushwick Campus Farm Party (to be held in February), a Postcard and... a Gourmet Family-Style Dinner! Prepared by Bushwick Campus Farm’s local resturaunt chefs (they buy our farm's produce) and special guest chef Deanna from Woodstock Hidden Kitchen! More info on her at www.woodstockhiddenkitchen.com

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