Added Value Farms is a youth-led urban farming and compost operation in Red Hook, Brooklyn. They create opportunities for teens to expand their knowledge base, develop their leadership skills, and positively engage with each other, their community, and the environment.
Since their founding in 2001, they have mentored scores of youth, provided hundreds of elementary students with educational programs, and worked with thousands of volunteers to farm and compost in the city. They strive to transform vacant lands into vibrant urban farms, improve access to healthy, affordable produce, and nurture a new generation of green leaders.
For those interested in farming or composting, New York Cares often lists opportunities to volunteer at Add Value Farm.