Radical Living is dedicated to educating, engaging, and equipping the children and youth in Brooklyn, New York with the skills, knowledge and experiences to become transformational leaders. We do this in the context of urban farming and organizing for social justice. The youth participants learn how to grow plants from seeds, cultivate gardens, grow their own food and prepare meals with the ingredients they have grown.
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Recently, Radical Living has partnered with community leaders and NYC Parks Green Thumb to develop a large tract of land into an urban farm. This land is located in the historic Weeksville neighborhood, which is a neighborhood within the larger Bed-Stuy neighborhood. Weeksville was founded in the first half of the 1800s by African American freedmen and women, and continues to serve as a significant cultural center for the arts and organizing. The farm is conveniently located one block from a host church (Calvary Fellowship AME).
We partner with houses of worship (i.e., churches, mosques, synagogues, etc.) in Bedford-Stuyvesant and central Brooklyn neighborhoods for several reasons. People of color are disproportionately impacted by economic, health and environmental disparities, yet Brooklyn is known as the Borough of Churches. Radical Living recognizes that houses of worship are strategic stakeholders and by partnering with them in deep, meaningful ways we are able to work together to make significant impacts in our community!