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!
(Kale that was planted last season that somehow survived the winter snow and the March rains)
With the coming of sunshine we have begun to work outdoors. Continuing the tradition that began last year, students from Cornell University came and helped us to remove the red rocks from the E. 111 St. site which significantly increased the size of the garden there. We have turned over the entire soil at the Morris Ave. site. We have made beginning plans on the two maps and have estimated where we will plant nearly all of our seeds and seedlings. We are almost finished laying out the bricks for our paths which are between the beds. Finally, we have planted beets, lettuce, arugula, squash, swiss chard, zucchini, collards, black-eyed peas, a tri-color sage seedling, a feverfew seedling, 2 strawberry plants and summer squash and black zucchini in planter boxes.