After the storm, the farm organized a series of volunteer cleanup days. Volunteers composted drowned plants, turned soil, and cleaned tools and equipment.
Ian Marvy, co-founder of Added Value, speaks to volunteers.
Marvy demonstrates how to turn the farm's soil. After Sandy, volunteers turned all the farm's soil in an effort to expose it to air and help dissipate possible flood-related contaminants such as petroleum byproducts and chemical runoff.
Volunteers turn soil.
Best Seat in the House
Young volunteers oversee a cleanup day at the farm.
Volunteers wash out storage containers and coolers.
Volunteer Elliezer Villanueva takes apart a wheelbarrow in preparation for cleaning.
In the days leading up to Sandy, farm workers stored important equipment such as seeds, tools and computers in these containers, then reinforced them against the coming storm. On the night of October 29th, Sandy's waters burst into the containers and destroyed everything inside them.
Volunteers sort seed garlic in the greenhouse. Added Value has planted the same strain for more than seven years.
After a Day's Work
Rafael Prochnik, 7, and Esme Fishman, 6, pose after a day of work on the farm.