The Right Cut

Fleisher’s Grass Fed and Organic Meats is a pioneer in the world of meat production, providing an alternative way to eat better meat. What makes Fleisher’s different is their dedication to using only locally sourced meat from small, organic, sustainable farms and their commitment to using every part of an animal. This is what responsible…

The Difference Between Urban Agriculture and Gardening

A friend of mine recently commented in a discussion about gardening that “It’s interesting, I’ve always thought that farming as a practice is somewhat like gardening. There are similar aspects to both don’t you think?” To the layperson that comment from my friend would have gone without much thought, it sounds reasonable so why not…

From Communes to Cabs

When I first arrived at the NYU Urban Farm, I was quickly struck by one thing in particular- how orderly everything seemed to be. My only previous experience in agriculture had been at a permaculture-style farm community called Gaia Yoga Gardens on the Big Island of Hawaii. Needless to say, the farming practices and were…

Organic Farming Could Get Even Easier

Urban agriculture is hard work— I found that out first hand the first time I wielded a pitchfork to turn compost as farm manager of the NYU Farm Lab— so one can imagine why conventional farming practices involve the use of pesticides to make a farmer’s life easier. As you may know, pesticides are substances used…

Going Back to My Roots

Farming the Sustainable Way From the Mediterranean Coast to the Urban Campus By Julia K. Haramis, @nutritionista, http://www.nycnutritionista.com When I first entered the NYU Urban Farm Lab for my Introduction to Urban Agriculture class I was surprised by the sentimental emotions that hit me – it was a combination of feeling like things had come full…

Strawberry Fields Forever

By. Sarah Chun It was a sunny but brisk morning as I made my way towards the urban farm for my manager duties: irrigating and composting. I turned the corner onto Wooster Street when I saw a pair of squirrels scamper past me and through the grass. Once I entered, I noticed the same pair…