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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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 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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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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