This new video from Inhabitat profiles Added Value, a non-profit urban farm in Brooklyn that promotes the sustainable development of the Red Hook community by inviting teenagers from the neighborhood to participate in urban farming projects. Added Value is focused on teaching life skills that extend beyond urban farming.
Since 2001, they have been bringing the local youth together and encouraging them to positively engage with their community. Together they have helped revitalize local parks, transformed vacant lands into vibrant urban farms, improved access to healthy, safe and affordable food, and begun to grow an economy that supports the needs of their community.
Check out the video. It’s a great profile of a thriving urban farm that has provided a safe haven as well as a purpose for South Brooklyn teens. It’s exciting to see these kids making a difference in their community!