14,000 square feet

4 public high schools serving 1600 students

First urban production & educational farm in Morrisania

Unlimited impact on food insecurity & education

A Farm in The South Bronx

Morris Campus Farm (MCF) was built and created in 2017. It is located on 14,000 square feet of underutilized parking lot at Morris Campus High School. It is the first urban production and educational farm in Morrisania.

The farm is a collaborative effort of Morris Campus Educational Farm Inc., Students, Administrators, Teachers and the school community of the campus schools: School For Excellence, Bronx International, Morris Academy For Collaborative Studies and High School of Violin and Dance and Green- Up of the New York Botanical Garden.

Building an urban production farm on campus has allowed us to transform the students’ educational experience and rectify issues of food insecurity and fresh produce accessibility. Our farm also collaborates with nearby community gardens and gardens across the South Bronx.

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“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops but the cultivation and protection of human beings.”

— Masanobu Fukuoka

Before & After

"We grow pretty much every type of vegetable ..."

Programs at Morris Campus Farm

  • Dedicated farm manager and Assistant Farm manager that ensures the proper maintenance and functionality of the farm.
  • Weekly Donation of fresh produce to the School Campus Cafeteria.
  • CTE Agricultural program.
  • Weekly farm related activities during farm season for students from all of the campus schools.
  • Summer and Fall paid internship program for students from each school.
  • Culinary workshops facilitated by Chef Marion of DOE Wellness in School program.
  • Curriculum Development with teachers facilitated by Raquel Vigil.
  • Contributor of Serrano peppers to The Bronx Hot Sauce.
  • After school campus farm club.
  • Partnership with community gardens and gardens throughout the South Bronx.
  • Trips to city and New York State Farms.
  • Students culinary demonstrations.
  • 4 Year USDA Grant in collaboration with Mary Mitchell, NYBG Green Up and 4 farms and gardens from the South Bronx.