Giving Tuesday

Thank you all for your help and support on our 1st GIVING TUESDAY. We’ve raised $3,000 thanks to you! And we’ve decided to increase our fundraising goal to $5,000 by the end of the year. With twenty-six days left and funding for garden materials at two sites secured, any additional donations will pay for the…

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Garden-to-Table at MOFAD

MOFAD’s Global Cultures, Global Cuisines program welcomed Garden Kitchen Lab-McCarren highlighting MOFAD’s show, Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant. Museum Educator, Loren Silber organized a fun scavenger hunt for children to learn about Chinese food and culture. Chef, Camila Rinaldi, and Museum Educator Assistant Danqing Zhu gave us an introduction to Chinese ingredients, and cooking…

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Broccoli, Beets, Squash, And More: Our Summer Harvest

Five gardens; four coordinators; one volunteer, and one-hundred and sixteen students. We did it! Thank you very much, Katie’s Krops for funding all our five gardens for six years now! Thank you, Beatrice Toscano, Diana Baker, Dianne Bliffeld and Andrew Maslowski for running the program in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Garden Kitchen Lab can not wait…

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Food Lab, A New Garden Kitchen Lab Project

Food Lab aims at using technology as a vehicle to learn about sustainability; and other cultures through food and hands-on cooking. This food-media workshop explores how we communicate through food and cooking; children make their cooking show, and teens learn how to produce and edit a TV show! Youth with no knowledge of cooking or…

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Garden Kitchen Lab Spring Season at St. John’s, Sunset & McCarren

Thank you Beatrice Toscano, Diana Baker, and Fabiola Cáceres for creating, and maintaining such beautiful gardens!!! 💪💪💪

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Garden Kitchen Lab in the Bronx!

Garden Kitchen Lab moves to its very first Public School, PS18 in the Bronx! This new garden is possible thanks to New York Common Pantry, DREAM Charter After School, Katie’s Krops, and Andrew Maslowski. Thank you, Andrew, for your dedication and commitment to this program.  

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Here Comes The Sun! 🌞 — Garden Kitchen Lab at McCarren, Sunset, St. John’s and Red Hook Media Labs

Thank you very much for your ongoing support and for making Garden Kitchen Lab possible! Thank you, Liane Newton, for your support this year, and the beautiful, and super-useful food-scales! #BeatriceToscano #DianaBaker #GardenKitchenLabVolunteers #AndrewMaslowski #MaureenMedina #MelanieLewis #RosaMaruffo #DianneBlifeld #Katie’sKrops #LianeNewton #USAGDEV #YouAreAllGems #LoveYourCommunity

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Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are

NYC Parks Media Education partnered with NYC Beekeeping to develop a new series of projects called “Media With A Purpose.” To join ‘sustainability’ and ‘media,’ and how technology and agriculture can and should work hand in hand. This film was created by teen students of Red Hook and Sunset Media Labs in record time! Thank…

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Hello Spring! — Garden Kitchen Lab at Sunset, McCarren, Red Hook & St. John’s Media Labs

Special thanks to NYC Parks Five Borough and the Sustainability Division for assembling and delivering all our compost bins in record time!!! Beautiful work! 🙂 A huge thank you to all the beautiful people who are making this program possible!!! My total gratitude to all the NYC Parks Media Education Coordinators Beatrice Toscano at Sunset…

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Earth Day at Red Hook

Organized by the Red Hook Recreation Center, the Earth Day celebrations were an excellent opportunity for Garden Kitchen Lab to meet-and-greet with other like-minded organizations. Thank you #GrowGotham (Gotham Greens) for donating 1,200 basil and lettuce seedlings giveaways. It was a fantastic way to start the growing season, and the children absolutely loved it!!! Thank…

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