We are an innovative collective of local urban agriculture experts supporting the growth of a local food system and amplifying community-led environmental and social initiativeslearn more
newark matters. what we eat matters
In partnership with Newark Science and Sustainability Inc., and Whole Cities Foundation, The Newark Community Food System will support and develop sustainability efforts in urban agriculture, as well as, wellness and nutrition programs. This will be accomplished by tackling social determinants of health and using community driven problem solving in a fiercely collaborative way. Currently, NCFS is setting goals to grow the local food system based on the needs identified by the greater community.
It is committed to hosting three signature events per year focused on sustainable living practices and the positive impact of urban agriculture on community health. The collective will also encourage collaboration and social entrepreneurship as a means to create tangible and sustainable solutions for environmental and social issues. Beyond the food system, the group also aims to influence renewable energy, the visual arts, ecological building, and health care throughout the Greater Newark community.
Our guiding principles
To always be concerned with the health and integrity of our families, communities, and environment.
To be respectful of all belief systems and promote cultural diversity.
To demonstrate how technology, humans and nature can coexist harmoniously.
To encourage collaboration and social entrepreneurship as a means to create tangible and sustainable solutions for environmental and social issues.
To be nonpartisan—free from party affiliation or bias.
Lead by professionals, just for you.
NCFS is comprised of award-winning community leaders with diverse experience in grassroots community organizing, urban agriculture, and creating and building nonprofits and programs that address community health.Meet Our Team
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