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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~A Look Back

We wanted to look back and remind ourselves of all the things we are grateful for; all the children who passed by the program, all the plants that gave us their energy, nurtured us and helped us heal, and all the people who supported us and made the program possible. NYC Parks Media Education, all…

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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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The Magic of Mycelium

Garden Kitchen Lab was honored to have Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya as a guest-instructor at the Sunset’s garden-lab. Amanda’s work is an intersection between science-design, technology, art, and feminism. Her award-winning initiatives, ATOMIC by Design and Beyond Curie, designed to inspire the next generation of young women to explore the STEM fields are only a couple of…

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Food Lab McCarren —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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