“From Sandy’s Destruction, A Lesson in Impermanence and New Beginnings,” Children’s Garden at Campos featured in 2014 Community Greening Review

Share The Children’s garden was featured in the 2014 Community Greening Review, a national publication by the American Community Gardening Association. Read the story of the 2013 Children’s Workshop Garden at Campos at Campos Community […]

Healthy Food Access: Improve Resident Health, Save Site Money

Share The following is an excerpt from NYC Foodscape‘s recent article for a national affordable housing publication, Assisted Housing Management Insider, about creating and managing food access programs for residents of affordable housing sites. The Insider […]

Support a Community Gardens District in New York City’s Historic East Village/Lower East Side

Share New York City is known for its unique neighborhood business districts: the Garment District, the Flower District, the Furniture District, the Diamond District–even the Human Hair District (for wigs). These areas are characterized by […]

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

Share 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 […]

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

Share 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 […]

Help Support Community Land Access on October 2 at Mapping Matters Benefitting 596 Acres

Share At an abandoned MTA-owned railroad spur in Long Island City, near “the busiest railroad junction in the United States,” sits a new community run urban farm called Smiling Hogshead Ranch. Smiling Hogshead Ranch is […]

March, Eat and Learn During Weekend of Love for Mother Earth, September 20 and 21– with LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival, NYC Climate Convergence and People’s Climate March

Share On Sunday, September 21, 2014, the People’s Climate March takes place in New York City, with an expected attendance in the several hundred thousands, representing over 1,000 businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, […]

Overly Fertile Soil a Challenge to Young Plants

Share There really is such a thing as too healthy soil. Whenever you build a new raised bed, it takes a while to build and condition the soil to be productive and healthy. Usually, the […]

Campos’ Young Neighbors Help Plant Children’s Garden

Share 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 […]