Programs Offered

Raíces de Cambio (Roots of Change)

The Raíces program is an apprenticeship program that teaches youth urban agriculture practices, food justice, and the cultural impacts of urban green spaces. The program aims to prepare young people for entry-level positions in horticulture or agriculture and teach them about Puerto Rican history and indigenous Taíno gardening practices. program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to youth leadership, development, and power. Students run a farm stand on Saturdays with the produce they have grown. TheRaíces de Cambio apprentices are paid hourly, and spaces for this unique opportunity are limited. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact Evelyn Matos (evelyn@myneighborhoodproject.org).

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Farm Stand with Raíces de Cambio

Support our Raíces de Cambio youth leaders as they grow, harvest, and sell vegetables, flowers, and other garden items in our weekly farm stand! The plants, herbs, fruits, and vegetables sold at our Farm Stand are sustainably grown, free of chemicals, and cultivated by the youth who participate in Raíces de Cambio and other farms. All funds raised through the Farm Stand help us maintain our gardens and grow our youth programs. The stand accepts FMNP vouchers but cannot accept SNAP at this time. Please note, the stock of produce is dependent upon seasonality and prosperity of harvest!

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Lxs Campesinx Program

For community members looking to grow their own produce or improve their gardening skills, get involved by renting a garden plot in the Las Parcelas garden as a Campesinx.  Our Campesinxs are important ambassadors of and for a community that celebrates Puerto Rican, Afro-Caribbean, and broader Latinx cultures.

Membership Requirements:

  • Must be 18 to have a plot on their own 
  • Preferably live within the NSNP catchment area, bound by Berks St to the South, Lehigh Ave to the North, Front St to the East, and 5th St to the West. 
  • Members must pay an annual membership fee of $40 for individual personal plots. 
  • Institutional plots (Nonprofits, etc.) are $75 per year, due to multiple-person use and access.

Benefits of Membership:

  • 15% discount at Farm Stand
  • Workshops offerings to learn more about gardening, composting, food production, etc.
  • Access to water, tools, and kitchen
  • Use of garden space for 1 private event
  • Connect with neighbors and grow food together!
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