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Unadilla Community Farm Education Center Inc

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

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

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Unadilla Community Farm Education Center Inc

EIN: 85-0556763


Mission

Our mission is to showcase and teach climate-resilient agriculture while increasing food access and access to herbalism for low-income, low-access communities.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Greta Zarro

Main address

PO Box 59

West Edmeston, NY 13485 USA

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EIN

85-0556763

Subject area info

Education

Environment

Community health care

Agriculture

Food security

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Population served info

Young adults

Economically disadvantaged people

Students

Farmers

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Beginning Farmer Training Program

For 10 years, Unadilla Community Farm has run a variety of education programs, offering an immersion into a rural, off-grid sustainable way of life. Through a mix of hands-on experience and classroom hours, participants have learned skills related to no-till organic farming, regenerative agroforestry, permaculture design, natural building, foraging, herbalism, plant-based cooking, food preservation, food safety, conscious communication, fundraising, and more. Our current education work includes a seasonal paid Fellowship, a Volunteer Program open to the public, and on-site Research.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Students
Farmers

Unadilla Community Farms Food Access Program consists of partnerships with local food pantries across Central New York to provide free nutrient-dense fruits, vegetables, and culinary herbs for their clients. Unadilla Community Farm is located in, and serves communities in, USDA designated low-income, low-access, urban & rural food deserts, meaning areas with high poverty rates where the nearest supermarket is 10+ miles away. Feedback from the food pantry partners that we work with across the region indicates that they are under increased pressure to address rising food insecurity, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic, inflation, and recent SNAP cuts. By increasing the amount of high-quality fresh produce available to their clients, we can both improve nutrition for food insecure communities and reduce their family food budgets, freeing up family funds for other needs.

Population(s) Served
Students
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people
Families
Low-income people

We are increasing access to herbalism by providing free medicinal herbs to the underserved communities that need them most. Unadilla Community Farms Herbal Aid Program grows & delivers free medicinal herbs to mutual aid groups and free herbal clinics. Our herbal aid partners then turn our produce into free herbal medicine for the people who need it most, including low-income, BIPOC, and immigrant communities and the unhoused. In 2023, we donated medicinal herbs and berries valued over $18,000.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Unemployed people
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Unemployed people
Homeless people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 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

  • 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

Unadilla Community Farm Education Center Inc

Assets info

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Financial data

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Unadilla Community Farm Education Center Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $109,379
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $109,379
Expenses
Program Services $70,502
Administration $12,277
Fundraising $6,235
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $89,013

Unadilla Community Farm Education Center Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $29,956
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $29,956

Operations

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Documents
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President

Greta Zarro

Greta Zarro is the farm's Board President. When Greta's not out in the field or teaching a class on grassroots organizing, you can find her checking the farm's inbox, writing grants, updating our website, and doing all things admin. Prior to joining Unadilla Community Farm, Greta worked and WWOOFed at organic farms and vegan retreat centers across North America. She also previously worked as New York Organizer for Food & Water Watch, campaigning on issues related to fracking, genetically engineered foods, climate change, and the corporate control of our common resources. In addition to her current work with Unadilla Community Farm, she is the Organizing Director for World BEYOND War, a global anti-war non-profit.

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Unadilla Community Farm Education Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/15/2024
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Board chair

Greta Zarro

Nina Buxenbaum

Tianna Kennedy

Bari Zeiger

Vic Ziminsky

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 1/21/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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