urban gardening

      Last Call–The “Art Pack” Heirloom Seed Exhibit at the Hort

      Each year the Hudson Valley Seed Library commissions New York State artists to design the packaging for a special line of heirloom seeds called Art Packs. Until March 2, you can see the packs next to the original works–and buy both the seeds and reprints of the art–at the Horticultural Society of New York on West 37th Street. If you do miss it, don’t worry–you can get a glimpse of the 23 packs and the 23 works of art on our most recent NY1 segment. Watch it right here.

      Carrot Top Pesto: Yet Another Reason (and Recipe) to Grow Your Own

      We like to pride ourselves on using up every bit of a plant, gobbling up everything to young radish leaves, to pickled Swiss chard stems (a tip we learned from Michael Anthony at Gramercy Tavern) to the fresh roots of green garlic (that one was from Shea Gallante, of Ciano). But until we went with NY1 to The Bronx to visit Toby Adams, the manager of the 1.5-acre Ruth Rae Howell Family Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, we didn’t know that you could actually eat the tops of carrots.