Environmental stewardship.

Environmental stewardship refers to responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices. Aldo Leopold (1887–1949) championed environmental stewardship based on a land ethic "dealing with man's relation to land and to the animals and plants which grow upon it.

Different types of environmental stewards

There are 3 types of environmental stewards: doers, donors, and practitioners. Doers go out and help the cause by taking action. For example, the doers in an oil spill would be the volunteers that go along the beach and help clean up the oil from the beaches. A donor is the person that financially helps the cause. They can do anything from donating their money, to having galas or other fundraisers. They are typically governmental agencies. Lastly there are practitioners. They work on a day-to-day basis to steer governmental agencies, scientists, stakeholder groups, or any other group toward a stewardship outcome. Together these 3 groups make up environmental stewards and with the help keep the ecosystem running healthily. Anybody can be an environmental steward by being aware and knowledgeable of the world around them and making sure they do as little as possible to negatively impact our world. Without these groups it would be hard to get any sort of sustainability in our increasingly technology, pollution, industrial based world.

We build farms in New York City! Through our hard work and your generous support, Adopt-A-Farmbox donates farm boxes made from 100% recycled materials to local schools and community organizations that will spur urban farming projects across New York City.

Along with our farm boxes, schools and organizations will have the essential resources needed to implement a hands-on educational program on food, nutrition, health, and the environment. We provide everything needed to create and sustain an Adopt-a-Farmbox project:

  • Farm boxes
  • Organic soil
  • Organic Seeds
  • Consultation on seed placement optimization, soil composition, vegetable & fruit varieties
  • Plan layouts
  • Educational program integration including nutrition & cooking classes
  • Standard based curriculum for schools

Food Justice -n – a community’s ownership of  fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally appropriate, and locally grown food.

Adopt-A-Farmbox is a solution-based initiative. Our goal is to empower people through food. We use farm boxes to create opportunities for people to reconnect with food, particularly people in communities with limited access to fresh foods.  Many communities in New York City are starving for wider and healthier food options beyond the meager selections available at fast-food chains and corner stores that permeate them. A recent study estimates that approximately three million New Yorkers live in neighborhoods with limited access to fresh foods leaving these residents vulnerable to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The best way to help families and communities to break the cycle of diabetes and obesity is to expose them to healthier food options and to engage them in the process from seed to fork. It creates a sense of pride and ownership while de-mystifying the concept of healthy, wholesome food.

Farmbox: -n- a plot of soil enclosed by 100% recycled wood used for the purpose of growing food.

The Adopt-A-Farmbox initiative is a program that builds and donates farm boxes made from 100 % recycled materials to local schools and community institutions for the purpose of growing fruits. This is a call to reconnect with food; to create, to prosper, and to flourish through sustainable agriculture.

We strive to engage with schools, community organizations, and institutions with a commitment to utilizing the farm boxes as fertile ground for food production and as a tool for personal growth, and community engagement. It is essential that the farm boxes be fully woven into the fabric of the organization and its surrounding community. In the map below, you can see the schools and organizations who are currently collaborating with us.

Outdoors Alliance for Kids

20 July 2019

Ecology Center

20 July 2019

David Suzuki Foundation

20 July 2019

Cornwall Alliance

20 July 2019

  • “Test all things.” Even the Cornwall Alliance? Yes!
    “Bombshell Claim: Scientists Find ‘Man-made Climate Change Doesn’t Exist in Practice’.” That was the headline on an article at ZeroHedge.com sent to me a few days ago by a friend. Naturally I was intrigued. I read the article, then clicked through to the paper on which it reported: “No Experimental Evidence for the Significant Anthropogenic […]
  • Record High Temperatures in France: 3 Facts the Media Don’t Tell You
    Editor’s Note: The article below is the clearest explanation I can remember having read of why global warming alarmists are mistaken to point to record high temperatures in various regions as evidence or confirmation of global warming (let alone of manmade global warming). Cornwall Alliance Senior Fellow Dr. Roy W. Spencer explains three causes of […]
  • The “Freak” Guadalajara Hailstorm wasn’t So Freakish
    Recent news events regarding heat waves, record high temperatures, and even yesterday’s hailstorm in Guadalajara, Mexico, are commonly presented as evidence of a changing climate system. The trouble is that making such an association is a stretch, at best, for a number of reasons. Today I’ll deal with the Guadalajara “freak” hailstorm, which is claimed […]
  • AOC’s Green New Deal Was Never About the Climate
    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” Obviously that must have been said by a critic the the Green New Deal, right? Wrong. The speaker went on to say: “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing? Because we really think of it […]
  • China’s Coal Bi-Polarity Expedites the Death of the Paris Agreement
    The Paris agreement’s nosedive has been expedited by the growing skepticism about man-made global warming. However, the most significant threat to the agreement has come from countries that refuse to quench their addiction to coal.  Among them is the largest consumer of coal: China. China’s continued defiance of the anti-coal establishment has dealt a lethal blow […]
© 2016-2019 Environmental Stewardship