Swap Seeds and Celebrate Earth Day at El Jardin del Paraiso: Sunday, April 22, 2-5 p.m.

Welcome Spring…maybe. Anyway, let’s celebrate the opening of our community gardens and the (eventual) planting of our food and flowers, with LUNGSNYC annual Spring Awakening Earth Day parade this Sunday, April 22 in the East […]

Watch Campos Community Garden Transform from Sluggish to Sensational

The 2016 gardening season has been a roller coaster so far…We started the season without two of our long-time gardeners, Campos’ founder Beverly McClain, who died last summer, finally succumbing to breast cancer she had […]

Head Start Tots Learn About Soil, Worms, Gardening and Food at Lenox Hill House Rooftop Garden

NYC Foodscape is very pleased to add the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House to its current garden education projects. Lenox Hill House is a 119-year-old settlement house that “provides an extensive array of effective and integrated human […]

Summer Recap: “Campos Campers,” Girls and Boys of all Ages, Learn, Eat and Grow

After such a slow start to the season, we were eager to get the kids into the garden in earnest–the whole reason we created the permanent garden, after all.  By mid-July, the plants started getting healthy […]

Local Girls on a Cooking Spree: Edamame Salad, Garden Herb Pesto and Cucumber with Radish and Dill

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 response […]

A Seemingly Bottomless CSA Share Becomes a Delicious Vegetable Curry

Sometimes it is downright ridiculous how generous our CSA share is–and we only have a half share. Last week, the farmers at Mountain View Farms brought eggplants galore, summer squash, numerous hot and sweet peppers, […]

Girls from Local Residence Tend and Cook Vegetables at Children’s Workshop Garden at Campos

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 vegetable […]

A Gallery of Summer Cooking: Healthy, Local Dishes That Make the Most of Summer’s Harvest

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 staples […]

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 […]

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 […]