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, 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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“Food Lab” at Garden Kitchen Lab

Garden Kitchen Lab will be developing new projects called “Media With A Purpose”; which aims at leveraging technology to learn about sustainability, and other cultures through food and cooking. Thank you Media Education Coordinators Chad Chenali and Belinda McKeever for collaborating with me on this project at Chelsea’s media lab! #MediaWithAPurpose #Food Lab #FabiolaCaceres #ChadChenali…

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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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~ GROW Brooklyn Festival 2017

The Friends of Garden Kitchen Lab was honored to host the second “GROW Brooklyn Festival” on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. We were delighted to receive 19 different local organizations that offered engaging, interactive activities for the community. This year’s theme was Diversity Through Food. A…

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GROW Brooklyn Festival featured on BRIC TV

Earlier this year, the Friends of Garden Kitchen Lab and Oxfam America Action Corps decided to share the philosophy and activities of the Garden Kitchen Lab program with the broader community. We set about to create a festival, in collaboration with NYC Parks, the Citizens Committee for New York City, and the Seniors Group of…

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Fruits, Veggies & STEAM

The kids learned to connect vegetables and fruits to Makey Makey devices and use them as touch-pads. Red and green apples became video game controllers and clickers to code with Scratch. Carrots, celery, and potatoes were used to play the piano and the drums. The children created their own connection to Earth by crafting aluminum…

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Presto Pesto!

Great class! Students harvested basil, took the leaves and flowers off the stems and helped add it to the blender. Mixed it with walnuts, olive oil and a bit of salt. Presto! The pesto sauce was mixed with organic pasta and cherry tomatoes also from the garden. In general, the kids love this program and…

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