5 minutes of Lee and Chloë explaining the farm, plus a deliciously adorable appearance by Hopper. This is a nice chance to take a video tour of our indoor and outdoor Bushwick spaces! Thanks so much to Clara and Gabriella for coming by.
Andrew Falzon of CUNY TV made an excellent half hour special segment on the Food Revolution. He talks about vertical farming, and swings by to inverview Lee! Lee’s part begins around minute 15, but you should really check out the whole thing — see the YouTube video version of the broadcast embedded below. Thanks for coming by, Andrew!
Public radio fans (and others), we have an exciting announcement to share with you. Last Friday, Lee was on Leonard Lopate’s Food Fridays, talking about Boswyck Farms and the benefits of hydroponics. This is a major dream come true for us — we love the Lopate show and all things WNYC. Have a listen!
We just got a great write-up about our work with Birch Family Services, an amazing non-profit dedicated to providing life skills to people with developmental disabilities. We started working with Alex and Michael through Birch’s Transitional Work Program, and we’ve been completely blown away by their skill as farmers and their dedication to the tasks at hand.
This is particularly important for us as we try to find new ways to show that farming is a truly holistic activity: it provides food for the body and physical exercise, as well as therapeutic practices (both physical and emotional!). Not only that, but it can be a hands-on way to learn a crucial package of skills: timeliness, attention to detail, and collaboration.
Thanks to Birch Family Services for working with us! Read all about what we’ve been doing together.
We’ve been nominated for a WEGO Health Activist award in the Unsung Heroes catego
Health Activists inspire us every day with their commitment to online health communities. Let’s celebrate their accomplishments and recognize their contributions. The Health Activist Awards honor the leaders who made a real difference in how we think about healthcare and living well in 2012.
Check us out on Brooklyn Independent Television! Thanks to producer Charlie Hoxie for reaching out to us about appearing on this episode of BRIC Media’s Neighborhood Beat. We had a great time shooting, and we hope you’ll enjoy watching. The Boswyck Farms bit begins around minute 9.
Brenna from the Brooklyn Food Conference wrote a little post about our goings-on at the Bushwick Campus Greenhouse. We’d love to share it with you. Thanks, Brenna! Read all about it here.
If you’d like to support the Bushwick Campus Greenhouse project, this week we’re having another Eat to Give event. Local restaurants (including Bushwick favorites Northeast Kingdom, Café Ghia, Tandem, Momo Sushi Shack and Guacuco) will be donating a percentage of their profits to the Greenhouse project on March 29. For a complete list of participating restaurants, “like” Boswyck Farms and the Bushwick Campus Farm on Facebook.
Boswyck Farms is proud to be a part of an ongoing project with United Cerebral Palsy. Check out our recent cameo on NY1, where you can see our Operational Hydroponicist Alex Middleton giving a lecture on the basics of hydroponics, and part of our hydroponic set up at the facility.
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 in light of the work he is doing teaching hydroponics at United Cerebral Palsy here in New York City.
From all of us at Boswyck, congratulations Alex!
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 french toast, blueberry buttermilk pancakes, and made to order grilled cheese sandwiches (pictured on right). The Corbaci Pepper, which was our first pepper of the season, was featured on many of the sandwiches and added a rich, sweet flavor. The Corbaci Pepper (pictured on left) is an heirloom variety that originated in Turkey and is a voracious producer, giving us unique yellow to red fruit. As more foods come in, we look forward to working with Chrissy and her crew to get our awesome local produce into her delicious meals!