Ian Evans, a fourth generation Brooklynite, has been composting since he was a child, as a way to reduce leaf litter and food waste from entering the overburdened landfills. This rich compost lay dormant, and built up for years. In the summer of 2014, Ian realized his hard earned compost wasn't going anywhere. In response, he turned his backyard into an urban farm, utilizing old plastic totes to make raised beds in order to grow tomatoes, basil, squash, lettuce, kale, and more. In the summer of 2017, Ian took his farm to the next level. He built a chicken coop to house the four baby chicks he ordered online. With Ian's backyard now equipped with the garden beds, chickens, and even an apple tree, he was now set on becoming an urban farmer.

            In recent years, what started off as a personal project, has turned into paradigm shifting movement that is focused on turning under utilized spaces into urban gardens that help Brooklyn communities gain food sovereignty. By providing engaging and hands-on educational opportunities, YIMBY FARM continuously cultivates future environmental activists and community leaders. If this is what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to learn more about what we have to offer.


Our Values

            The food system is dysfunctional and in desperate need of repair. Globalized food networks are unsustainable and society has to take a step back to focus on local food production within the bioregion. At the root, YIMBY is giving people their agency back and turning them into stewards of their environments. Our core principles are derived from the Great Law of Peace, which was created by the Haudenosauee federation; righteousness, diversity within unity, gratitude, clear responsibility for the commons, healing and sovereignty in an interdependent world.

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