Easy fundraiser: Eat food, help raise money to grow more food

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Inside Bushwick Campus Farm. Via FB.

This may be, as its Facebook invite indicates, one of the easiest charity fundraisers of all time: Bushwick Campus Farm is sponsoring an Eat to Give on Oct. 4 where you raise money for local sustainable agriculture just for eating at some none-too-shabby restaurants in Bushwick, Crown Heights, Park Slope and elsewhere. The restaurants then donate a portion of the day’s take to the farm, which will use it to build some sustainable urban agriculture. The full list of participating restaurants is below: it includes Arancini Bros, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Lilly & Fig, Miriam and a bunch more. So you eat, and then the food grows, for a change.

Participating restaurants:

Arancini Bros – 940 Flushing Ave, Bushwick

Aperera Guacuco – 44 Irving Avenue, Bushwick

Breukelen Coffee House – 764 Franklin Ave, Crown Heights

Brooklyn Fire Proof East – 119 Ingraham St, E. Williamsburg

Café Ghia – 24 Irving Ave, Bushwick

Cafeteria La Mejor, 146 Wilson Ave, Bushwick

Gueros Brooklyn – 605 Prospect Pl, Prospect Heights

Lily & Fig – 727 Franklin Ave, Crown Heights

Mama Joy’sSoul Food – 1084 Flushing Ave, Bushwick

Miriam – 79 5th Ave, Park Slope

Momo Sushi Shack- 43 Bogart St, E. Williamsburg

Tandem Bar – 236 Troutman St, Bushwick

Wyckoff Starr – 30 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick

The Bushwick Campus farm was founded in spring 2011 with 1500 students and staff from four Bushwick high schools. It features all sorts of demonstration programs, composting programs, after school programs and, of course, lots of agriculture.

For more information (or to get your restaurant to participate) email Maggie(at)EcoStationNY.org or visit the site.



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