Sheryll Durrant is an urban farmer, educator and food justice advocate. Sheryll is the resident manager of Kelly Street Garden, part of an affordable housing development in South Bronx’s Longwood neighborhood. Formerly, she was the director of the urban farm and garden program for Sustainable Flatbush, developing community based urban agricultural projects in Brooklyn. In 2013, she developed a medicinal and culinary herb garden as an outdoor classroom on the grounds of The Flatbush Reformed Church, in partnership with Sacred Vibes Apothecary. Also in 2013 she helped to develop a solar powered hydroponic garden at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in partnership with Boswyck Farms. She is currently a 2014 certificate student in Urban Agriculture at Just Food’s Farm School NYC.
Sheryll is a certified master composter through the NYC Compost Project, a 2013 WAAB Fellow, and in 2012 she received a Certificate of Achievement in Community Organizing from Citizens Committee For NYC Neighborhood Leadership Institute. She is a parent founder and board VP of Brooklyn Free School, and currently district committee co-chair and budget delegate for Participatory Budgeting in the 45th Council District.
Sheryll has a strong background in marketing, which she brings to all her projects, and holds a BBA in International Marketing from Baruch College/CUNY. She is a passionate activist and organizer. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, she currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and son.
9/15/2017 - How Sheryll Durrant, Urban Farmer, Spends Her Sundays, The New York Times
9/11/2015 - Meet the People Breathing Life Into NYC's Overlooked Public Spaces, Streetsblog