The South Pine Street City Farm Host First Work Day Event in November

South Pine Street City Farm hosts it’s first work day event scheduled for Saturday, November 20th.

Garden enthusiasts in the community are invited to participate in the creation and installation of raised beds for Kingston’s first Urban Farm project.

Kingston, NY – Farmer Jesica Clark invites the public to help build and install raised beds for the South Pine Street City Farm located at 25 South Pine Street in the City of Kingston (across from Binnewater Ice Co.). The scheduled work date is Saturday, November 20th from 10:00am – 1:00pm. The rain date will be Sunday, November 21st at the same time.

“Bringing the community together to build something is one of the oldest traditions of agriculture.” says Clark about her first scheduled work event. “Instead of raising a barn, we are building a farm literally from the ground up.”

Clark will provide the working crew with a hot meal, so participants are asked to RSVP at jesicaclark21@gmail.com or by calling the Kingston Land Trust at 845/877-5263 no later than Friday, November 19th.  Please specify if you have any dietary requirements and bring your battery operated screw guns, drill bits and work gloves.

In the case of poor weather, visit the Kingston Land Trust’s website at kingstonlandtrust.org for updates.

About the South Pine Street City Farm:

The South Pine Street City Farm is dedicated to serve as a model of urban agriculture for the City of Kingston and beyond.  This small scale market garden will show that agriculture can thrive in an urban environment while also providing important educational components to encourage other farm projects throughout urban areas in the Hudson Valley.  The farm and its growers will work in partnerships with individuals and organizations in the community to achieve a farm and food based network.   Current partnerships include:  The Queen’s Galley and The Queens Galley’s “Cooking Matters” program, The Kingston Land Trust and Binnewater Ice Company.

About Farmer Jesica Clark:

Jesica Clark has worked in farming and small scale agriculture for eight years.  She has organized community gardens, managed a small diversified farm in the Hudson Valley and worked for several for-profit as well as not-for-profit, educational farms.  Having grown up in New York City and apprenticed in central Pennsylvania, she has experience in both urban culture and rural living. She is comfortable working with all members of a community and feels that good food is integral not only to physical health but also to social health.

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