For the Wyckoff Farmhouse project, Boswyck Farms partnered with Sustainable Flatbush to develop a solar-powered hydroponic system intended for outdoor use. The system at Wyckoff Farmhouse consists of three deep-water grow beds, which are being used to grow bok choy, purslane, lettuce, tomatoes, lavender, basil, and sorrel. Food from the systems is being used to support programming at the Wyckoff Farmhouse.
The Wyckoff Farmhouse is the oldest house (and first official landmark!) in New York City. Located in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood, the farmhouse is open for tours, and also offers educational programming for youth and adults, and community garden plots to local partner organizations.
The solar-powered hydroponic project was funded by the Citizens Committee of New York City’s New Yorkers for a Better Neighborhood grant.