In June 2009, Turf started Parkchester’s first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program! 40 households in the South Bronx had the opportunity to improve their diets by eating freshly picked vegetables and fruits provided by W. Rogowski Farm. Additionally, the csa provide opportunities for community residents to learn more about sustainable agriculture through cooking and gardening activities, film screenings, and farm trips. For three years Turf worked closely with community residents to manage the csa and programs related to it. Today a core group of community residents have taken on the leadership of the csa, which is now call Parkchester CSA!
Today, Turf's Project Director has moved the work of Turf to South Florida. She is currently learning about South Florida's Food System and exploring ways to turn Turf into a business that offers services to families and communities wanting to eat healthy, sustainable foods. Look for her post on local restaurants, events, and programs that are supporting the local food movement.