The Urban Foodshed Collaborative provides a space and structure for New Haven youth to connect to the potential of the land around them. The youth grow food as well as their entrepreneurial abilities, and through this process, UFC grows young leaders. We aim to turn conceptions on their head. We create opportunity where others saw vacant lots. All through collaboration.
UFC braids together a number of trends that allow it to succeed: the need for New Haven youth to have valuable, building experiences that pay a deserved wage, the desire of restaurants and markets to source locally-grown, culturally-relevant produce, and the city of New Haven’s aim to turn vacant lots into green, productive space.
In addition, we document the changes in the land and its stewards so as to further shift attitudes and understanding – check out some clips from our upcoming film.
Become a collaborator – either get in touch, or donate to keep our programs going.
For more information about our umbrella organization, the Urban Resources Initiative, visit http://www.yale.edu/uri/.