Children’s Workshop Garden Stretches its Roots and Stems

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 to […]

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 […]

Update on Planting Tomatoes in Straw Bales

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 way, […]

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 […]