Hydroponic farm in Brooklyn serves up fresh veggies for food bank

“We are able to grow year round with no natural sunlight inside of our actual food pantry,”

By Margaret Badore - Source: http://www.treehugger.com

Photo © CAMBA

Photo © CAMBA


CAMBA is a non-profit based in Brooklyn that provides a number of social support services, including legal aid, economic development, health and education services. The organization has run a food pantry since 1998, but the special thing about this pantry is that it has its own farm.

The hydroponic farm was finished in August, 2013 and provides the food pantry with 80 heads of lettuce per week. “We are able to grow year round with no natural sunlight inside of our actual food pantry,” said Janet Miller, a CAMBA Senior Vice President who oversees the emergency food program. They grow bok choy, spinach, lettuce and herbs. In addition to growing their own greens, CAMBA also purchases fruits and vegetables from local farmers.

Photo © CAMBA

Photo © CAMBA

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One Response to “Hydroponic farm in Brooklyn serves up fresh veggies for food bank”

  1. Sweeti says:

    I heard the call for help and I am in the process of cilnircg the wagons and pulling off a huge haul for the pantry. I’m working a few people to try to coordinate the effort and with a little luck and lots of prayers we can get this thing up and running before the July break. I do have one question. Will you do pick-ups for larger amount of food donations if needed? Let me know.Thank you and good luckChristopher