New York has no shortage of sustainable, eco-conscious groups, but mindful meeting places aren’t as available — that’s where Project Farmhouse comes in.
Located on East 13th Street, Project Farmhouse serves as a sustainable hub that encourages environmentally-minded individuals to gather and create change — especially as the threat of irreversible climate change conditions loom.
Project Farmhouse grew out of environmental non-profit GrowNYC. For almost 50 years, they have been working alongside New Yorkers and empowering them to make the city more sustainable. Through their open-air Greenmarkets, community gardens and recycling outreach programs, they’ve helped make NYC significantly greener.
The 3,500-square-foot space itself is outfitted for many different types of events. Along with built-in projectors, a sound system, and a catering kitchen, it also has plenty of sustainable design features.
“The sound baffles throughout our entire space are made of recycled bottle caps, the conference room and bathrooms feature reclaimed wood from the Panama Canal, the carpet is made of 100% recycled fiber and we provide all of our clients with easy recycling and composting during and after events in our space,” explained Project Farmhouse Event Sales Director Connor Smith.
It also features a Green Wall by Con Edison with rows are live plants.
The space has already hosted plenty of notable events, including Slow Food NYC’s Annual Food Almanac, The NYC Sanitation Department’s “Re-Fashion” Show, and GrowNYC’s seasonal job fair — and many more memorable gatherings are in the works.
“We’re looking forward to a very busy spring season, with a great mix of non-profit events, private events like engagement parties and bar mitzvahs, and more GrowNYC public programming!” said Smith.
More about Project Farmhouse can be found on their website.