It’s Good to Be Back at the Battery!

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 its […]

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, […]

Head Down to the Battery Urban Farm for Sunset Yoga and Happy Hour Next Wednesday 6/26

The Battery Urban Farm is offering more than vegetables these days…Here’s a healthy event that will appeal to yoga lovers as well as those who enjoy some local beer and wine. For $55, you can […]

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 […]

Hot Weather Accelerates Planting Schedule – All Bales Planted!

Ideally, every stage of a gardening project is an educational opportunity for children to learn: digging methods, soil health, seed starting, planting, mulching, watering, plant identification and care, pest management, harvesting, cooking, etc. And if it […]

Trip to the Farmers Market for Vegetable Garden Plants (and other Spring Colors)

          Many of the plants I plan to use for the Children’s Workshop’s Straw Bale garden came from a wonderful nursery that sells at the Union Square Farmers Market. Silver Heights […]

Straw Bales Get Final Prep Before Planting

Like much of gardening, prepping straw bales for planting requires a fair amount of patience and vision. As eager as I was to rush the process, the most important thing is that the bales be […]

Straw Bale Gardening: The biodegradable alternative to raised beds

Ideal for gardens in areas of contaminated soil or on patios The idea for using straw bales as the outer beds for the Children’s Workshop garden came from my one of my co-founders of The […]

Campos Garden Showing New Life and Spring Colors

Here’s a brief interlude of how things are shaping up in my new gardening home at Campos Community Garden. The garden has done a 180 from its condition after last fall’s destruction from Sandy, thanks […]

TGIG: Thank GOD I’m Gardening…2013 Gardening Adventures Begin

Yee-haw! Just when I thought I’d be plot-less, stuck without a place to grow food for the first time in 9 years, I was saved at the bell and got the opportunity to join Campos […]