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 […]

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 Third Graders Learn to Plant Three Sisters Garden

Share 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]