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 […]

East Village Third Graders Turn Garden ‘Mystery Baskets’ into Imaginative, Delicious Dishes

The Children’s Garden at Campos Community Garden just completed its FIFTH season of growing food, engaging the community and teaching and feeding kids from local schools, local youth organizations like the Boys Club, summer camps […]

Eat Your Peas Please! A Delicious and Nutritious Soup that Kids Will Love

Peas still remain a late spring/early summer a favorite for many gardeners and farmers market shoppers. Yes, there are plenty of pea-haters, but when you love peas like many of us do, you are thrilled […]

Don’t Believe the Hate: Snap Peas and Asparagus Really Do Pair Well with Avocado

Despite the brouhaha a couple of years ago that erupted after the New York Times recipe extolling peas as an avocado substitute/extender, peas still remain a late spring/early summer a favorite for many gardeners and farmers market […]

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 […]

Boys Club STEM in the Garden Wrap-Up: Tomato Love, Seed Starting and Keeping Cool with Cucumber Pops

The summer with the neighborhood boys from the Boys Club of New York has flashed by in six fun- and STEM-filled weeks. Twice a week, with a total of five classes of boys each week, […]

The Hort’s Urban Ag Conference Earlier this Spring Featured Hands-On Workshops and Grassroots Inspiration

After a crazy and busy spring, NYC Foodscape finally has a moment to tell you about an awesome urban agriculture conference that happened about a month and a half ago. The Fifth Annual Urban Agriculture […]

Chickens of the Shenandoah: A Visit to PolyFace Farms

On a recent trip to Charlottesville, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley, NYC Foodscape stumbled upon this menu item at a lovely farm-to-table restaurant named Zynodoa in the historic town of Staunton, Virginia:  […]

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

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 spiral […]

Slow Spring, Pretty Garden

2015 spring planting began in earnest in April and May and we saw plants, from newly seeded, to annuals, returning perennials, fall bulbs, wintered over greens and even some volunteers start growing up through the […]