Broccoli: Do You Know How It Grows?

If you are a beginner at gardening like I am, you might not be familiar with the appearance of certain vegetable plants. You may be able to identify a large variety of them, but if you live in a city like I do, it is unlikely that you are able to grow your own produce and…

Can Urban Farms Be Sanctuaries for Bees?

By Rachel Nehemiah Of all pollinators, bees account for the greatest amount of pollination: about 80-90 percent worldwide. And we can thank bees for about one third of our crops too – things like onions, broccoli, chilli peppers, watermelons and pumpkins rely on bees for pollination. Being so important, not only to the world as…

Finding Community through Farming: The Children’s Harvest

By Brooke Elliott Living in New York it can be hard to find a real sense of community. So much is happening at once that finding natural comforting places is a challenge. For some people, a walk in central park is enough to cure the passing blues, but another great option is participating in a…

Linking Local Farming to the Lives of NYU Students

Jake Strauss 10/19/14 Intro to Urban Ag. Blog Post Growing up, I was always very intrigued as to how my grandfather had been able to manage a farm at home, work a job, raise a family, and enjoy life. From his small farm in rural Connecticut, he grew a variety of vegetables that he was…