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Oko Urban Farms

Urban Farming, Education & Environmental Stewardship

aka Oko Farms   |   BROOKLYN, NY   |  http://www.okofarms.org

Mission

Oko Urban Farms is dedicated to both increasing food security for New York City residents and the promotion of ecological and accessible food cultivation practices. We utilize aquaponics because it allows us to cultivate both fish and vegetables in small urban spaces while saving water. Our mission is to provide a sustainable source of locally-raised protein (fish) and vegetables to New York City residents while increasing the number of people with the knowledge and skills to practice aquaponics.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder and Director

Yemi Amu

Main address

1777 EASTERN PARKWAY SUITE 3

BROOKLYN, NY 11233 USA

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EIN

83-1456025

NTEE code info

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Garden Club, Horticultural Programs (C42)

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Aquaponics Farming Education

Farm-based educational program that focus on urban aquaculture via aquaponics. Through hands-on activities, we teach the principles of aquaponics (freshwater fish and plant production) with a focus on water conservation, botany, simple physics, ichthyology, food security and environmental awareness.

6-Week Aquaponics Intensive: We offer a 6-week intensive 3 times a year that provides participants with the tools and information to develop and maintain their own aquaponics system.

Introduction to Aquaponics: We provide monthly classes that introduce participants to the concept of aquaponics i.e. cultivating freshwater fish and vegetables together in a recirculating aquatic ecosystem. Participants learn the historical and current applications of aquaponics and participate in hands-on activities.

Farm tours: We provide farm tours to school groups as well as various other groups twice a week. Through these tours participants get an up close look at our outdoor farm.

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people

We cultivate a variety of freshwater fish and vegetables in a recirculating ecosystem which saves water and produces a high yield of food. We produce about 20,000 lbs of food per year and sell/donate to food insecure communities. Our Farmers Farket is located in Weeksville (Crown Heights, Brooklyn), a historic African American community with limited access to fresh and nutritious food.

Unlike other aquaponics farms, Oko Farms is located outdoors to ensure access to the public. We want to educate people about sustainable food production systems that help to mitigate climate change. In order to attract a wide a diverse population to our farm, we grow vegetables from various communities around the world.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students
Adults
Students
Ethnic and racial groups
Social and economic status

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Oko Urban Farms

Board of directors
as of 08/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lisa Boyd

Lisa Boyd Consulting, LLC

Term: 2018 - 2024

Susan Beatini

Self

Aki Baker

MINKA Brooklyn

Michael Wilhite

Halsey Street Advisors

Cheryl Man

New Venture Consulting