Last week, Boswyck Farms’ Alex Tyink and Alex Middleton had the privilege of sitting in on a meeting with members of the New York City Council and Columbia University’s Workshop in Sustainable Development. Boswyck Farms worked in conjunction with Columbia University to present information on urban farming and what the council can do to incentivize [...]
The island nation of Barbados was host to Agrofest 2012 last month. The theme of their event, hydroponics powered by renewable energy. Given that Barbados is one of the most densely populated islands in the world with no shortage of sun, it seems an obvious route. While on your next tropical getaway putdown your umbrella [...]
Now through December 30, 2011
A partnership between Boswyck Farms, Ecostation: NY, and the four high schools at the Bushwick campus.
We’re raising $15,000. Help us out. Details on Kickstarter and on our blog.
On November 18th, the Bushwick Campus Farm officially opened with a ribbon cutting celebration. The project, pictured in an earlier post, is a joint effort between the Academy of Urban Planning, Ecostation:NY and Boswyck Farms.
Faculty, staff and students from the Bushwick High School Campus who have been working on the project were out in full [...]
While the rooftop farm withstood the short taste of winter that blew in for Halloween, the end of November (and with it, diminished hours of daylight) brought the growing season to a close. The past two weekends have been spent cleaning systems and mats and reservoirs, getting all the equipment set for a few months of [...]
Boswyck Farms is proud to announce that one of our very own hydroponicists, Alex Middleton, was presented the 2011 Innovation Hero Award for Region X by the American Association On Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The Innovation Hero award recognizes an individual or organization promoting innovative ideas and solutions that transform disability services. Alex was selected for this award [...]
Just as we were settling into the cozy, crispness of fall, the city gets blanketed in snow. For our plants at the Bushwick Starr, this wasn’t terrible news- kale sure loves it some cold weather. The rest of us in the city, however, were not as pleased. We hope those brave souls who did venture [...]
Earlier last week, Boswyck Farms welcomed Margarida Correia from New York Bounty to the rooftop of the Bushwick Starr. Check out her interview with Lee, held at our “Willy Wonka-esque” farm full of heirloom produce varieties long unseen in supermarkets. Don’t forget to keep reading once you get over there– New York Bounty has plenty of [...]
Chrissy, of Chrissy’s Cooking Club, recently stopped by the Bushwick Starr, the location of our rooftop research and development. Chrissy’s Cooking Club (find them on facebook here) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and facilitates all natural, from scratch cooking. You can find her at the Bushwick Farmer’s Market every Saturday cooking up some delicious foods, like [...]
For the last several months, Boswyck Farms has been working at The Point in the South Bronx to teach an after school program with hydroponics. As the school year has ended, we have wrapped up our time with them, but are looking forward to partnering with this amazing organization in the future. The kids, mostly [...]