Whole Wheat Linguine with Smoked Duck, Porcini Mushrooms and Lacinato Kale

Share This one is too easy…once I saw the smoked duck breast at the farmers market, and remembered the Lacinato kale in the garden, waiting to be picked, dinner was done. It barely needs a […]

Take 10 Steps to Create a Successful Community Garden for Residents

Share The following is an excerpt from NYC Foodscape‘s recent article for a national affordable housing publication, Assisted Housing Management Insider, about creating successful gardens for residents of affordable housing sites. The Insider is a plain English […]

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 […]

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, […]

Composting at the Garden for Kids and Adults, from Red Wrigglers to Bokashi

Share Composting is an essential stage in our food system and an ecological way to deal with our food waste. According to the Lower East Side Ecology Center, “[t]he average New York City household throws out […]

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 […]

Update on Planting Tomatoes in Straw Bales

Share As noted below  (Hot Weather Accelerates Planting Schedule – All Bales Planted!), we mistakenly planted the tomatoes deep into the bales, as you might with regular soil. Big mistake, because as we learned the hard […]