Rob Stephenson shot gardens and farms with a large-format camera (you know, the kind with the giant hood that goes over the shooter’s head). The result is a gorgeous book featuring urban agriculture in all five boroughs.
Since opening in East Harlem two years ago, the Urban Garden Center has been the go-to spot for urban gardeners and hobbyists. Beyond that, it’s a community hub serving education, entertainment and fresh eats along the way.
Robert (our cover model for the July/August issue) and colleague Dwan are now both active in the Hort’s GreenTeam, the paid-internship follow-up program that helps transition participants back into their communities.
As the executive chef at Wellness in the Schools, an organization that brings healthy meals to 30,000 public school students, Telepan knows what it takes to get kids on board with tropical kale salad and autumn squash soup.
Last month, GrowNYC launched its Green Infrastructure Toolkit, a collection of resources to educate homeowners and gardeners about the steps they can take to minimize the effects of rainfall on our waterways.
Edible recently paid a visit to the Bowery Mission to see what they’ve got cooking, and it looks like there’s loads of greens, tomatoes, peppers and herbs involved, courtesy of a budding rooftop farming initiative there.
GreenHouse is more than the country’s largest penal colony’s farm initiative; it’s a little-known oasis of calm and beauty in the unlikeliest of landscapes.
A gardening program on the largest penal colony in the world.
Forget fancy kitchen equipment—these chefs’ menus rely on tricked-out bicycles.
In some gardens, cucumbers and kale are just a side benefit.
The 250 prisoner-run GreenHouse isn’t just the country’s largest penal colony’s farm initiative — and it grows a lot more than vegetables and herbs.
He says the garden is a place of serenity that transports him back to the plot where he grew greens, peppers and garlic with his family.