Unadilla Community Farm Education Center Inc

Providing a space for the teaching and practice of sustainable skills.

West Edmeston, NY   |  https://www.unadillacommunityfarm.org/

Mission

Our mission is to provide a space for the teaching and practice of sustainable skills.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Greta Zarro

Main address

PO Box 59

West Edmeston, NY 13485 USA

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EIN

85-0556763

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Beginning Farmer Training Program (Permaculture Internship)

Since 2014, Unadilla Community Farm has hosted an annual accredited beginning farmer training program which has attracted participants from around the world. Each season, we host a cohort of 30-40 interns who gain hands-on experience in no-till organic farming, regenerative agroforestry, permaculture design, natural building, foraging, plant-based cooking, food preservation, and more. Interns assist in all aspects of the farm’s free and sliding-scale veggie box program to address food insecurity in Central New York State. Through classes with staff and guest instructors, participants learn concepts such as: food safety, crop rotation, farm planning, food forest design, herbalism, native plants, fundraising, and more. We also partner with colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad to offer academic credit to participating students.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Students
Farmers

Key to Unadilla Community Farm’s mission is providing access to fresh produce for low-income and low-access communities through our veggie box delivery program — grown, cared for, harvested, and packed by the beginning farmer training program participants. The veggie box program addresses the need for fresh, accessible produce for the greater Edmeston area — a USDA low-income, low-access food desert, meaning an area with high poverty rates where the nearest supermarket is 10+ miles and a significant number of households don’t have a vehicle. We work to fill the gap, by growing healthy fruits and veggies for the community. Our veggie boxes are offered on a sliding scale — starting at $0, no questions asked — so families pay what they can afford. In addition to delivering directly to families, the veggie box program consists of partnerships with local food banks across Central New York to provide free produce for their clients.

Population(s) Served
Students
Young adults
Low-income people
Families

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Unadilla Community Farm Education Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/12/2022
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Board chair

Greta Zarro

Nina Buxenbaum

Tianna Kennedy

Bari Zeiger

Vic Ziminsky

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/18/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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