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!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Our delivery arrives and finishing the mural
(Eggplant and sunflower)
(Panel of male and female about to greet under the night sky)
(Spring, summer, fall panels)
(Far away view of mural)
Our delivery of 40 flats of plants finally arrived so we have been busy planting at both Morris Ave. and E. 111 St. We planted jasmine, kale, collards, zucchini, squash, sunflowers, cucumbers, eggplant, hot peppers, bell peppers, Black-eyed Susan, basil, tomatoes, impatiens and day lilies. In both locations nearly every inch of soil is blooming with plant growth. We also decided that it would be a nice gesture to donate a few plants to a community garden near the E. 111 St. site that we visited last season. Finally, we had to do additional work on the 6th St. mural and here are some final pictures. We decided to replace the smiling faces with a brown color symbolic of the color of the earth/dirt/dust. Enjoy.