Watch Campos Community Garden Transform from Sluggish to Sensational

Share 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 […]

Herb Spiral Tour and Solstice Happenings at Children’s Garden at Campos

Share As we told you last week, Children’s Garden at Campos has been working with the Boys Club of New York to create an herb spiral in the middle of the children’s garden space. An herb […]

Boys Club of New York’s Herb Spiral Project Incorporates Math, Permaculture Design, Soil Science, and Microclimates

Share As posted previously, Children’s Garden at Campos is working with the Boys Club of New York this summer, specifically focusing on outdoor garden projects that enhance their STEM learning curriculum. (See, June 9 post, Campos Children’s Garden […]

Alice Waters Pays a Surprise Visit! And Other Recent Campos Children’s Garden Happenings

Share So this just happened today, September 30, ten minutes AFTER I left the Children’s Garden at Campos… Alice Waters–the veritable godmother of all things sustainable and local in food and farming, and the inspiration […]

Campos’ Young Neighbors Help Plant Children’s Garden

Share This year’s garden had a bit of late start, but once the beds were constructed and filled in mid-June, planting began in earnest. Young volunteers came by and helped plant the four raised beds […]

Warm Weather and Extended Tomato Season Turns this Summer Fruit into a Hearty Tomato and Garlic Soup for Fall

Share As much as I love tomatoes, it is a tad unsettling to still see field-grown (as opposed to greenhouse) tomatoes in large quantity in the farmers markets in the end of October in the […]

It’s Good to Be Back at the Battery!

Share Urban farming in the middle of New York City is inherently a curious juxtaposition, but even among the growing number of creatively placed urban farms, the Battery Urban Farm sits in remarkable contrast to […]

Peaches Add Luscious Sweetness to Tomato Basil Salad

Share Summer tomatoes don’t really need much help in the flavor department, and right now, there are DOZENS of varieties of tomatoes, including gorgeous heirlooms. Beauties like these stand alone in a salad just fine, […]

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, […]