Teaching the Garden: A Workshop for Teachers

  NYC Foodscape is happy to announce a new garden education training workshop for teachers. Teaching the Garden is a series of workshops designed to help schools, churches, camps, after-school programs and other youth and community […]

NYC Council’s Comprehensive Urban Ag Plan Downgraded to Website: Attend 12/11 City Council Vote to Be Heard

This summer and fall, New York City urban agriculture advocates saw our city take an initial step in joining other visionary cities like Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta to bring together the long-standing work […]

East Village Third Graders Turn Garden ‘Mystery Baskets’ into Imaginative, Delicious Dishes

The Children’s Garden at Campos Community Garden just completed its FIFTH season of growing food, engaging the community and teaching and feeding kids from local schools, local youth organizations like the Boys Club, summer camps […]

Campos Campers End 2017 Summer Program with Tomato Fest, Model of Children’s Garden

Of the seven successful New York City urban farming and youth gardening projects that NYC Foodscape has helped launch, plan, implement or manage in the past 8 years, the one I’m most proud to have […]

Eat Your Peas Please! A Delicious and Nutritious Soup that Kids Will Love

Peas still remain a late spring/early summer a favorite for many gardeners and farmers market shoppers. Yes, there are plenty of pea-haters, but when you love peas like many of us do, you are thrilled […]

Don’t Believe the Hate: Snap Peas and Asparagus Really Do Pair Well with Avocado

Despite the brouhaha a couple of years ago that erupted after the New York Times recipe extolling peas as an avocado substitute/extender, peas still remain a late spring/early summer a favorite for many gardeners and farmers market […]

Red Kuri Soup: A Hearty Winter Squash Brings Warm, Winter Flavor

It’s January, and it’s dreary, dark and cold. Eating healthy and local this time of year can be a challenge, but  the farmers markets are still filled with winter vegetables like squashes and tubers that […]

Cool Down with Summer Heat: Cayenne and Jalapeño Pepper Sauce

A long and brutal blast of heat and sun might be torture for New Yorkers walking around the city and taking the subway, but it is the perfect weather for turning green peppers bright red […]

Think You’re Not a Turnip Fan? Try these Tangy Sweet Buttery Hakurei Turnips and Reevaluate Your Taste Buds

Many folks who don’t like turnips usually think of the big, hearty, strong tasting, occasionally bitter fall staples on Thanksgiving tables and in stews. While beloved by turnip lovers, they can turn some palates off […]

Digging through the Layers to Spring’s Fava Bean Treasure Trove

Two of the most frustrating–or at least exceedingly labor-intensive–beans to prepare, fava beans and lima beans, also serve as among the most delicious and satisfying bookends to the gardening season. Each of them require not […]