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 Third Graders Learn to Plant Three Sisters Garden

The piece de resistance of the Children’s Workshop garden is the Three Sisters Garden in the center of the bales. Three Sisters is an ingenious Native American companion planting technique that uses maize/corn, squash and […]

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 […]

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 […]