Farm Festival & Fundraiser @ La Finca Del Sur/ South Bronx Farmers!

Farm Festival & Fundraiser @ La Finca Del Sur/ South Bronx Farmers!

For more information: Call us @ 888-963-3999

Join the Farmers on August 15th
12-5pm for Open Farm Day Festival!
August 15, 2009; 12-5pm

La Finca Del Sur/South Bronx farmers host:

Farm Festival & Fundraiser @ La Finca Del Sur/ South Bronx Farm!
South Bronx’s 1st women of color operated urban farm.

Fast commute to farm: 1st stop in the Bronx on the 4&5 express train, the 138 & Grand Concourse stop. The farm is across the Street from the subway entrance

Guest Speaker: Annie Novak!
Co-Founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm (6000-square foot rooftop farm in Green point, Brooklyn.) Annie is also Garden Coordinator for New York Botanical Gardens.

And

Guest Speaker: Nancy Roomer!
General Coordinator, Brooklyn Food Conference

Coucilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito will be speaking

Live music Hungry March Band, and many more, dance and poetry performances
Free workshops: Pickling, Composting/Soil Fertilization, Beekeeping, "Why Grow Food" & "Wild Wonderful Weeds" & many more...
Food for sale
Children's activities: Arts & Crafts, Face-Painting, Interactive Story-Telling etc.
Open Mural Painting for everyone! Games, fun & much more

A fun day for the entire family & your friends too!

Please bring a blanket and join us! For more information: www.bronxfarmers.blogspot.com or call 888-963-3999. *If calling the day of event: 646-269-1980.*

Interested in volunteering or hosting future workshops...please contact Regina Ginyard @ reason9776@yahoo.com

Directions to farm:
Take the 4&5 train to 138th st and Grand Concourse. Walk out the station then walk across the street. The farm is located btw the Deegan Expressway overpass and the Grand Concourse Overpass.

La Finca del Sur South Bronx Farmers Cooperaqtive

Mission
La Finca Del Sur/South Bronx farmers are currently transforming three acres of land (La Finca Del Sur/South Bronx Farm) into an innovative urban farm, farmers market, health & wellness hub, children’s science program and community-gathering/performance space. La Finca Del Sur/ South Bronx farmers are committed to building healthy communities and food sustainability by providing local, affordable farm-fresh food to low income communities.

Statement
La Finca Del Sur/South Bronx Farmers - A community-supported urban farmer cooperative operated by women of color (“una finca urbana encabezada por mujeres de razas diversas”) and supporters.

Rooted in respect for our precious Earth, our communities and ourselves, we are working together cooperatively to provide the South Bronx community with access to local, affordable farm-fresh organic food; encourage economic empowerment; promote health awareness; teach environmental education and to stand for social equity. We accept everyone in solidarity w/ our vision regardless of race, gender, age, and ability. We encourage and celebrate the South Bronx's multicultural folklore, arts and traditions

La Finca Del Sur translates literally as "Farm of The South". We chose this name as a tribute to the southern regions of the world, fertile lands of productivity and endurance, and to the people of the South Bronx , many who migrated from the southern states to find their own place to grow. It is in Spanish to additionally honor the many Latino groups who have helped to shape the culture of this area.

La Finca Del Sur se traduce literalmente como "Farm of The South". Escogimos este nombre como tributo a las regiones surenas del mundo, tierras fertiles que perduran, y a la gente del Sur del Bronx, muchos entre ellos migrantes del los estados del sur, quienes vinieron en busca de un lugar para desarrollar. El nombre es en espanol para honrar tambien a los tantos grupos Latinos que han ayudado a formar la cultura de esta area.