UPDATE: Watch Webinar on the Many Benefits of Green Roofs: Grow Plants and Food, Improve Water Run-Off and Enhance Value

As part of the release for her book, Sustainable Affordable Housing Management, NYC Foodscape’s Carolyn Zezima hosted a free webinar with publisher Vendome Group, LLC on green roofs on April 21st, called, Green Roofs—How to Add […]

Fresh Fennel and Summer Squashes Bring Summer to the Table

Between the exceptional production at Campos Community Garden and the amazing selection at Union Square Farmers Market, going to a supermarket for any food purchase is almost a distant memory. Think of any vegetable, fruit […]

Campos Children’s Garden — Spring Learning Begins

Summer is on its way, but it’s been cool and wet at Campos Children’s Garden. That’s been good for our greens, peas and herbs that don’t need too much heat, but our summer plants are a bit […]

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

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 for […]

March, Eat and Learn During Weekend of Love for Mother Earth, September 20 and 21– with LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival, NYC Climate Convergence and People’s Climate March

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, the People’s Climate March takes place in New York City, with an expected attendance in the several hundred thousands, representing over 1,000 businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, environmental […]

ODA House Brings Hearty Spice-laden Georgian Fare to East Village

The New York chapter of the Woman’s Culinary Alliance held its December “Dine-a-round” event last week at ODA House, a relatively new arrival to the East Village, specifically, “Alphabet City,” on the corner of Avenue […]

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

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 recipe, […]

Peaches Add Luscious Sweetness to Tomato Basil Salad

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, with […]

Green Bell Peppers Stuffed with Moroccan Lamb and Couscous

Pepper lovers are rejoicing as this season’s peppers begin to arrive at markets and in gardens–chilis, Italian frying peppers and the early bell, the green bell pepper. Green bell peppers don’t have the characteristic ripened […]

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 […]