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 […]

It’s Finally Here! Winter Slowly Eases into Gardening Season

Share Will it ever end? This is what many winter-hating, hibernating New Yorkers, particularly garden-loving New Yorkers, grumbled daily from inside their cozy aeries and their walking igloo coats as they suffered an epically long, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Gardening Grows Good Health: Plants and Nutrition Basics

Share 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 […]

Trip to the Farmers Market for Vegetable Garden Plants (and other Spring Colors)

Share           Many of the plants I plan to use for the Children’s Workshop’s Straw Bale garden came from a wonderful nursery that sells at the Union Square Farmers Market. Silver […]