If you’re a kid at Harlem Grown, one day you’re in the garden and the next day you could be speaking on a panel at the United Nations.
According to the Mayor’s Office, it shows the breadth and depth of places where we can use food to leverage change.
The program’s roots are in community building within New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complexes, which will host urban farms, farmers markets and health classes.
This Saturday you can join GreenThumb, a subsidiary of the Parks Department, for a day of gardening-related workshops that will teach you the basics of aquaponics, nonprofit incorporation and how to trellis.
What food will you be growing this season? Basil on your windowsill? Tomatoes on your fire escape? Beans in your community garden?
An 80-year-old force of nature.
One nickname, two plants, endless recipes.
And with a client list that includes the Dalai Lama and Alice Waters, people are listening.