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Aquaponic Farm Build in Brooklyn: Grow Brownsville

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Grow Brownsville  is a NY State 501(c)(3) that is building food security through The Kombit Sustenance Farming program, which brings multigenerational groups together to grow food and share knowledge. 

Universe City NYC is an ecological public health laboratory based in the East New York Brooklyn Industrial Business zone.

Together, Grow Brownsville and Universe City NYC organize around combating environmental and institutional racism through hyperlocal food systems; working alongside schools, shelters, NYCHA residents, food vendors, and like-minded real estate developers to create an ecosystem for success. 

Grow Brownsville seeks an initial $250,000  to rebuild the collaborative Aquaponic Farm lost in a fire in February 2021.  Funds will be used to build a new  Hydroponic Farm launching March 2022. 

The new farm is projected to operate as two 14'X30' enclosed greenhouse spaces at Universe City NYC's 234
Glenmore Ave headquarters. Within the greenhouses 8000 plants will grow on a six week perpetual cycle - including Micro Greens, Fresh Herbs, Mushrooms, and Lettuces.

Fresh Farm Products are forecasted to be available to our retail partners beginning June 2022. Pre-orders will be available on a select basis beginning Spring 2022. 



  • Justine Cohen
    • $240 
    • 7 mos
  • Carlos Kanter
    • $250 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Brian Cohen
    • $150 
    • 2 yrs
  • Melonie Knight
    • $5 
    • 2 yrs


Brittany Markowitz
Brooklyn, NY

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