At KCC Urban Farm, our mission is to catalyze thought, dialogue and action around food system issues. The farm site, staff and curriculum are available to students, faculty and staff as they study earth sciences, culinary arts, nutrition, sustainability, GMOs, food security, worker rights and other topics related to our food system. Instruction at the farm includes credit-bearing course integration, Continuing Education classes, job-training programs, campus workshops and farm tours tailored to support course objectives and learning outcomes distinctive for a range of academic pursuits. Depending on the context, farm instruction may cover soil research, plant nutrition, food systems, gardening skills, culinary arts, public health, early childhood development, food preparation and workforce readiness, making it a hands-on lab where students practice and develop skills of informed inquiry and academic research in a vibrant and interactive setting.
The college broke ground on KCC Urban Farm in 2011 and we have since become the place for community members and college students to explore their role in local and global food systems. Managed by students, faculty and staff, our on-campus quarter-acre site includes approximately 7,000 square feet for cultivation and learning experiences for the entire KCC community. During the 2014 growing season, nearly 4,000 lbs. of produce were harvested and used throughout KCC classes—Community Health, Physical and Earth Sciences, Culinary Arts and Chemistry, just to name a few—and distributed to students.
The farm is located at the Kingsborough Community College campus between T8 and T2. To volunteer, or for more information about the farm, please email us at
KCCurbanfarm@kbcc.cuny.edu or call at 718.368.6578.
- Grow fresh, healthy, sustainable food on campus
- Provide volunteer opportunities
- Offer paid student aide farm apprenticeship and other internship opportunities
- Teach Continuing Education urban agriculture classes
- Teach Credited Culinary Arts/Urban Ag. classes
- Offer Farm tours and other informal education
- Conduct cooking demonstrations
- Compost kitchen waste from Culinary Arts Program
- Host farm-related events
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Recent KCC Urban Farm-related posts:
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- Upcoming food & green career panels & job fairs
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