We are proud to present our first garden in Manhattan, and at such a prestigious institution; the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is the last Dutch farmhouse in Manhattan. When the Dyckman family returned to the island from Upstate in 1784, they found the original farmhouse, the orchards, and the crops burned to the ground. It took five years…Read More
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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…Read More
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…Read More
Spring 2015: Our New Garden at St. John’s!
We started our growing season this April First with the help of the New York Restoration Project. The NYRP focuses on building and restoring vacant lots, public parks, schools, sidewalks, and waterfronts in communities of need. The St. John’s Recreation Center had NYRP designing and building our new garden: Planters, trellises, and a compost bin.…Read More