Farming advocates fundraise for Project Farmhouse

A non-profit organization which host the farmer’s market in Union Square kicked off a fundraiser on Saturday which will bring awareness to their new initiation of going green.

GrowNYC set up an orange arch made of recycled cans and 400 cardboard tubes in the middle of the busy shopping area as a way to unveil Project Farmhouse.

Project Farmhouse is seeking three quarters-of-a million dollars to help fund a permanent location for educational programs about sustainability, recycling, nutrition and how people eat.

Sara Helitch, the Development Associate with GrowNYC said, “We wanted to chose one place for the program to live.”

The building which is set to open in Spring 2016, will be located next to the Hyatt Union Square Hotel on 4th Avenue.

Their venture provides New Yorkers of all ages with free and affordable workshops, exhibits, hands-on youth education and special events, according to a press release issued by GrowNYC.

Kyannah Fields, a parent chaperone from Rise Academy Charter School in North New Jersey said,  “I think it’s a good idea for the children to learn more about going green early.”

Those who gave donations at this event were entered into a raffle with the chance to win prizes including JetBlue TrueBlue reward points.

The art installation will be on display until on November 21.