Growing Uptown —Seed Power

~ Clipping Thai basil flowers to save seeds.
~ How to save seeds for the following growing season.

Below: how to plant from seeds. ~

Garden Kitchen Lab is proud to be a part of Growing Uptown, a new program created in collaboration with the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and NY Common Pantry.

This initiative started in the spring of 2020 in response to the families who were affected by COVID. When the pandemic disrupted the food distribution channels, it became clear people could not rely solely on the supermarket and local stores to buy food.

Dyckman and Garden Kitchen Lab joined forces with the NY Common Pantry Farm Share program. The Corbin Hill Farm Share is a year-round, weekly subscription program of fresh, high quality, locally grown vegetables and fruits delivered to community partner sites across New York City.

Dyckman Farmhouse added parsley, cilantro, basil, lettuce, and mint seedlings to the FarmShare. Garden Kitchen Lab provides the growing, tending the garden, harvesting, and culinary video lessons for people to learn how to start a mini food garden at home and use the greens and herbs in delicious and nutritious recipes.

We want to create a meaningful impact on the lives of the people who need it the most. Growing Uptown is an essential step towards this goal; it will help people help themselves and create healthier, happier, and more resilient communities in the long run.

Stay tuned; we are coming back in spring 2021 with more growing and cooking tips!

To watch 2020 programming, please visit Growing Uptown at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.