Fundraising 2023

Join us and 300 children in ensuring that our weekly donation tables are stocked with fruit, vegetables and herbs for community members in need. This year, the Garden Kitchen Lab harvest was plentiful. We were able to extend our gardening staff’s hours beyond the regular class time so they could tend to the gardens more…

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2022 Growing Season

The 2022 growing season is coming to a close and the smiling faces of children pulling up the last beets and harvesting winter squash remind us of how different this year has been from the last.  After two years of curtailed programming during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s been wonderful to be fully in-person once again…

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A Spring Letter of Thanks to Our Supporters

—March 2022 Dear Friend of Garden Kitchen Lab, We’re celebrating the first days of spring and standing in awe of the beauty of nature as it awakens. As we prepare the gardens to welcome students next month, we wanted to acknowledge all that you have helped us accomplish over the past years and share an…

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Our First History Kitchen-Garden at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum garden is our first and only garden in Manhattan. At this gem garden, Fabiola Cáceres tested what other gardens will grow in 2022; different varieties of butternut squash, like Tahitian Melon Squash, Orange Butternut Squash, Charentais Melon, which she grew for flavor and its yielding results. Fabiola also planted Glass Gem…

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Our Largest Site —the Hunts Point Bronx Garden

This gorgeous garden was built by New York Restoration Project, a great organization building community gardens and supporting the community steward parks and gardens, promoting food sovereignty, and countering environmental and social injustice throughout the five boroughs for 25 years. NYRP built our first garden in St. John’s, Brooklyn, in 2015, and they continue to be…

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Our One & Only, the St. John’s Garden!

Photography @benhinder Our St. John’s garden is very special to us; it was our first, and we were able to develop the curriculum with the after-school children and with the local community support. Another critical component to our success was the support of the St. John’s Recreation Center staff. Earlier in the spring of 2021, NYC…

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McCarren, Our Little Secret Garden

We had a new garden built in the early spring of 2021, courtesy of NYC Parks GreenThumb. Our seedlings are part of a grant and our long relationship with Katie’s Krops, a wonderful organization that has helped us since our inception in 2014. We are grateful to both organizations and Diana Baker, the Media Education Senior Coordinator…

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Our Second Garden in the Bronx!

We are proud to announce; we are opening a new location at the Hunts Point Recreation Center in the Bronx!!! Our largest location yet, this space is brought to the community; thank you to the New York Restoration Project, @nyrp. We can’t wait to see the children again and what wonderful magic they create in…

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NEW, Garden Kitchen Lab at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum!

We are proud to present our first garden in Manhattan, and at such a prestigious institution; the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is the last Dutch farmhouse in Manhattan. When the Dyckman family returned to the island from Upstate in 1784, they found the original farmhouse, the orchards, and the crops burned to the ground. It took five years…

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NEW Garden Kitchen Lab in the Bronx!

Starting this spring, Garden Kitchen Lab is opening a new location in the Bronx, at the St. James Recreation Center in Fordham Heights. The new kitchen-garden is possible thanks to the New York Restoration Project’s generosity, which designed and assembled the raised beds. The program will host the after-school children during the school year and…

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