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 […]

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 […]

Digging through the Layers to Spring’s Fava Bean Treasure Trove

Two of the most frustrating–or at least exceedingly labor-intensive–beans to prepare, fava beans and lima beans, also serve as among the most delicious and satisfying bookends to the gardening season. Each of them require not […]

Head to Campos Garden During 4th Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival for Full Plate of Children’s Arts & Food Workshops

The 2015 Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens organized by LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) and sponsored in part by Howl! returns next weekend for its fourth year. This free multidimensional arts festival “reflects the creative […]

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 […]

Boys Club Summer Program Kicks Off with Garden Tour and Tasting

  As we’ve told you previously, we are regularly working with the Boys Club of New York in the East Village this summer, specifically focusing on outdoor garden projects that enhance their STEM (science, technology, engineering […]

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 […]

Pea Season Wraps Up with Delicious and Nutritious Recipes that Kids Will Love

Despite the recent brouhaha around the New York Times recommendation for using peas as an avocado substitute/extender, peas still remain a late spring/early summer a favorite for many gardeners and farmers market shoppers. Yes, there […]