Farms at NYCHA  is a multi-site, multi-partner initiative to support the health and wellbeing of New Yorkers through an innovatively designed urban agriculture program. The initiative combines youth workforce development, healthy food production and distribution, resident engagement, and sustainable open space activation to contribute to positive community development. The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute worked closely with the Farms at NYCHA implementing partners to evaluate the first three years of implementation (2016-2019), documenting and quantifying the many outcomes associated with the work, and assessing  elements of process and implementation. This in-depth evaluation was made possible through the generous support of the New York Community Trust and Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. Special thanks to the staff at partner organizations, NYCHA residents, and Green City Force Corps Members who supported this evaluation by participating in and facilitating this effort.

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