Welcome to our adventures in urban farming in NYC! What began as an experiment with growing a few veggies in the Bronx has become a great success for our Bridge clients and community. This is an online record of our experiences on the farm, written by Stacey Van Rossum, with photos taken by Natalie Brickajlik, the Coordinator of our Horticulture Program. Thanks to funding from Burpee and The United Way of New York, our program was made possible!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Summer departs and Fall arrives
(A woodpecker in the tree)
(Stacey with some wild sunflowers)
(A wild rose)
(Two growing baby watermelons)
The season is coming to an end. Many plants are still in the ground at our two main sites at Morris Ave. and E. 111 St. Over the past month we have continued to harvest and also sow some late season seeds. This year we had the same success with our leafy greens like collard greens and swiss chard. Tomatoes were also successful as was the Chinese cabbage (bokchoy). The pictures that are posted show the variety of plants that we were able to grow and I will post one final photo of both sites to show how once again our garden went from plain soil, to which we added compost, seeds and hard work, to a lush and fruitful garden. We also harvested the wormbin for the 4th time and added the worm compost to areas where we recently planted new plants.