From the Farm to the Can

By: Maricruz Iniguez Coming from Ecuador, a small country, where I saw food being grown countryside farms, seeing food being grown in urban space has been an eye opening experience. My grandmother back home in Ecuador is kind of the “farmer” of the house. She loves her garden and her plants. She has lemon and…

Food Preservation: The Way of the Past and the Wave of the Future

By Clare Hyre Canning, freezing, dehydrating, fermenting – these are all components of the great art of food preservation. But preservation was just something our grandmothers or even great grandmothers did, right? Not anymore! Countless numbers of books and articles have been written on preservation, just check out the New York Times for daily canning…

Preserving and Savoring the Harvest

By Caity Moseman Wadler The Urban Farm Lab provides and opportunity to engage in learning in a substantial way– we grow food at the Urban Farm Lab to learn about agricultural practices and engage with the community, but also, importantly, to savor the harvest.  Bringing home produce from the farm extends learning from the farm…