It’s Good to Be Back at the Battery!

Share Urban farming in the middle of New York City is inherently a curious juxtaposition, but even among the growing number of creatively placed urban farms, the Battery Urban Farm sits in remarkable contrast to […]

Finding Inspiration in the Last Days of Summer

Share 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 […]

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

Share 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 […]

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

Share 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 […]

Conquer Your Fear of Mustard Greens with Rich Punjabi Saag Recipe

Share I have never been a huge fan of mustard greens. I like a spicy green, but I can find mustard’s spice a bit distracting and so I rarely grow them. But my generous plot […]

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

Share 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 […]

Ripening the Fruit of our Labor

Share 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, […]

Children’s Workshop Garden Stretches its Roots and Stems

Share 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 […]

Gardening Grows Good Health: Plants and Nutrition Basics

Share 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 […]