March 2, 2012
The Beautiful Life of a Beekeeper in Brooklyn

smithsonianmag:

Local farmer Megan Paska has witnessed beekeeping as it morphed from an illegal (and possibly crazy) habit to a sustainable, community-supported skill.

Ed note: Our article, “The Secret Life of Bees,” uncovers the secrets of decision-making in a swarm.

Hey! That’s Meg! Megan Paska teaches our Rooftop Beekeeping class at the Garden’s Midtown Center in Manhattan.

(Source: vimeo.com, via smithsonianmag)

January 23, 2012
Urban Farming Essentials: Authors Tell All

This interview by Grist gives a pretty soup-to-nuts account of what it’s like to run an urban farm from one day to the next.

If growing your own produce in bulk or slaughtering your own chickens is on your bucket list, and you’re hard-working/not squeamish in the slightest, it sounds like their definitive guide to the city dirt game will have you well on your way to putting food on the table.

Just be sure to check the local statutes. Goats on your roof might not go over well in every borough. —MN

August 31, 2011
We feel so lucky to have Annie Novak on our side. Annie, the co-founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, is also the assistant manager of the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden where she teaches kids about vegetables, gardening, good food, and so much more. Learn more about what made this fashion-obsessed Chicagoan take on one of the more non-traditional jobs in New York City, urban farmer.

We feel so lucky to have Annie Novak on our side. Annie, the co-founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, is also the assistant manager of the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden where she teaches kids about vegetables, gardening, good food, and so much more. Learn more about what made this fashion-obsessed Chicagoan take on one of the more non-traditional jobs in New York City, urban farmer.

April 23, 2011
Rooftop ‘farm’ will soon be sprouting atop three schools

Plans are coming together for a new rooftop school garden that will grow on the roof of a building that houses three separate schools—P.S. 64, the Tompkins Square Middle School and the Earth School—in Manhattan’s East Village. The project has received city and state funds to help it reach fruition, and will hopefully begin to be built this summer.

April 17, 2011
Urban Farm Sprouts In Battery Park

A very hearty welcome to New York City’s newest urban farm!

April 8, 2011
The $2,500 Chard Plot

Urban farmer and author Novella Carpenter was fined $2,500 for growing chard in her Oakland garden. If you’re an urban gardener, you should be aware of these sorts of problems. Make sure your garden is legal by checking this zoning laws map from Grown in the City.

February 10, 2011
A worthy event, to be sure. And probably a lot of fun, too! Urban Dirt - Monthly Talks on Urban Gardening and Farming.

A worthy event, to be sure. And probably a lot of fun, too! Urban Dirt - Monthly Talks on Urban Gardening and Farming.

January 19, 2011
Food, Land, Sustainability Lecture Series: Annie Novak

Director of the Garden’s Children’s Gardening Program, Annie Novak will deliver the Westchester Land Trust’s “Food, Land, Sustainability” lecture in the Donnelley Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. at Sarah Lawrence College.

January 19, 2011
2010 NYC Urban Agriculture Roundup

December 23, 2010
"Karen Washington, a 2008 graduate of the apprenticeship class at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz was honored at the White House December 17 for her work with urban gardens in the Bronx."

— UC Santa Cruz - Farm apprentice shares national award in White House presentation

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