Urban Agriculture: Tonic or Toxic?

Ever since I was child, I have been mother’s little helper in the garden. Organic, fresh, vegetables were always the preference in our household. Then, with maturity came my acceptance to college and my big move to New York City. To no surprise, there is only a limited number of organic produce available in most…

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…

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…

Socks and soil

Elizabeth Thacker Jones muses about some of the unlikely treasures found deep beneath New York City concrete.

The great Upstate

Each week, a couple students from NYU’s Urban Agriculture class will share their perspective. This week, Camille Shoemaker brings us up to speed on what’s growing (and cooking) at some great farms in Upstate New York. 

Celebrating the harvest

There’s nothing better than reaping the fruits (and vegetables) of your labors. This harvest was all the more meaningful for us at the NYU Urban Farm Lab — it was our first.  After nearly 10 years of hard work making the farm a reality, director of NYU Steinhardt’s Food Studies masters program Jennifer Schiff Berg…