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Urban Farmer’s Apprentice

Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Forget the pitchfork and the fishing rod…we’re farming in NYC! Join Yemi Amu, co-founder of OKO Farms in Bushwick, Brooklyn, to learn how to raise fish and grow plants in the same environment. Plant your own seedlings, feed some fish, and tour a farm like no other. Build your own mini aquaponic system and conduct experiments to convert fish waste into nutrients for plants — just like our oceans do naturally every day.

This is a student-only program for kids currently enrolled in the 4th grade – 8th grade. Parents/Guardians should drop off their children for this event.

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.

Scientific Mentor

Yemi AmuFarmer, Educator, Owner of Oko Farms

Yemi Amu is the owner and operator of Oko Farms, LLC, an urban aquaponics farm, education, and design company in Brooklyn, New York. Amu is the Farm Manager at the Moore Street Farm, an outdoor aquaponics farm developed by Oko Farms.

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