Summer Recap: “Campos Campers,” Girls and Boys of all Ages, Learn, Eat and Grow

After such a slow start to the season, we were eager to get the kids into the garden in earnest–the whole reason we created the permanent garden, after all.  By mid-July, the plants started getting healthy […]

Alice Waters Pays a Surprise Visit! And Other Recent Campos Children’s Garden Happenings

So this just happened today, September 30, ten minutes AFTER I left the Children’s Garden at Campos… Alice Waters–the veritable godmother of all things sustainable and local in food and farming, and the inspiration for […]

Campos’ Young Neighbors Help Plant Children’s Garden

This year’s garden had a bit of late start, but once the beds were constructed and filled in mid-June, planting began in earnest. Young volunteers came by and helped plant the four raised beds with […]

Finding Inspiration in the Last Days of Summer

It was a lovely, long and beautiful summer at the Children’s Workshop Garden at Campos. The visitors and youth are still coming to the garden and learning and cooking, but there is the slightly sad, […]

Local Girls on a Cooking Spree: Edamame Salad, Garden Herb Pesto and Cucumber with Radish and Dill

As we reported in a recent post, a group of local girls from an area residence have been coming weekly to work in the garden, learn about food, and do some basic in-garden cooking. Their response […]

Girls from Local Residence Tend and Cook Vegetables at Children’s Workshop Garden at Campos

The Children’s Workshop Garden at Campos was created in gratitude to the neighboring Children’s Workshop school for getting a grant from the Citizen’s Committee for New York. But much of the action in a vegetable […]

A Gallery of Summer Cooking: Healthy, Local Dishes That Make the Most of Summer’s Harvest

The summer harvest is speeding up, and every week brings more variety.  We’v moved past most radishes, lettuce and early greens to the arrival of more heat-friendly greens, onions, carrots, and now the summer staples […]

Ripening the Fruit of our Labor

Most of spring and early summer are spent prepping the soil, starting or buying plants, getting seeds and supplies for the season and then planting your heart out. The first harvests are great, greens, radishes, […]

Children’s Workshop Garden Stretches its Roots and Stems

The school year has ended and the students at Children’s Workshop dispersed like seeds for the summer. Thankfully, we have the Boys Club of New York City around the corner and they are engaged to […]

Gardening Grows Good Health: Plants and Nutrition Basics

It’s amazing how much nutrition you can pack into a small garden if you plan (and plant) well. Here’s just a sample from an almost endless list of what you can grow in a NYC […]