Lippes Mathias Employees Volunteer at Journey’s End Refugee Service’s Brewster Street Farm
July 16, 2021 | Press Releases
BUFFALO, N.Y. –On Friday, July 16, 2021, employees based in Lippes Mathias’ Buffalo, NY office gathered at Journey’s End Refugee Service’s Brewster Street Farm to assist with a variety of outdoor farming activities including watering, weeding, hoop house maintenance, planting, harvesting, and more. The initiative was the latest installment in Lippes Mathias’ continued efforts to create positive change in the communities surrounding each of its offices.
About Journey’s End Refugee Services
Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. is a Christian community-based organization with the mission of welcoming refugees without regard to ethnic origin or creed and to assist them to become healthy, independent, contributing members of the community.
About the Brewster Street Farm
The Brewster Street Farm is located at 36 Brewster St. between Main St. and Fillmore Ave. This small urban farm is equipped with a high tunnel to provide season extension and training opportunities. All produce is grown by the refugee farmers in raised beds that they can call their own. Produce is sold through the CSA, Farmer’s Markets, and local restaurants. Farmers also grow produce for themselves which they take home to their families. All produce is grown without the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides and sold within the immediate community at a low cost. Providing quality, chemical-free vegetables and herbs is an integral part of the program. The farm is located in a food desert of Buffalo, where there is little access to healthy foods. By having a CSA, selling at a nearby farmer's market, accepting food stamps, and providing families with vegetables they grow at no cost, this program is able to provide an ample amount of inexpensive healthy food.
About Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman
Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Albany and New York, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals.
Year after year, Lippes Mathias is proud to be recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA.