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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~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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Traveling Kitchen —Cocina Movil

Fabiola Cáceres was proud to introduce Traveling Kitchen, a new culinary program to learn about history through a food lens for the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. These series were about flatbreads, the origin of corn, wheat, and seeds, and how these foods traveled through time, continents, and how different cultures adopted them. Teens and adults learned…

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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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Food Lab at Chelsea, — a new Garden Kitchen Lab Project

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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