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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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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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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