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Hey Teachers! Come have lunch with us.

What are you doing this Columbus Day? Come by for a potluck lunch at our Bushwick Starr rooftop farm! We’ll be hosting NYC teachers (K – 12, public, private, and parochial) from 12 – 2 PM for a special presentation on hydroponics in the classroom. Plus we’ll have farmers on hand to answer your questions, printed materials to take away, and a great crowd of colleagues to chat with.

See the flyer below! No need to RSVP, but if you have any questions, just email us: education@nullboswyckfarms.org.

Please note: the event will take place at the Bushwick Starr. That’s 207 Starr Street, 2nd Floor. L train to Jefferson Street.

Bushwick Open Studios

Hello to everyone visiting us this weekend for Bushwick Open Studios! We just wanted to leave you a note to say we are at the Bushwick Starr, not at the loft space. Join us at 207 Starr Street.

Rooftop Open House & Harvest Party Report

Despite the rainy weather,  we had really great attendance at our Open House and Harvest Party last Sunday at the Bushwick Starr. We were glad to meet lots of interesting people with widely varying knowledge of hydroponics: from the newbies to the experts, we love to show off our stuff! It’s always good to test what we know by teaching others, and to get pointers from the pros.
Visitors included a representative from Community Board 4 (our local community board in Bushwick), and members of Concrete Green, a worker-owned cooperative based in the Bronx that “customizes green infrastructure & products for our clients and community to improve local living conditions and address climate change.”
Anne made some delicious snacks from our  our rooftop-grown produce, including lettuce roll-ups, massaged kale salad, cucumber/cherry tomato salad, and a mixed green salad made from lettuce, dandelion greens, sorrel, watercress, curly cress, and purple basil. Yum! You can email her for recipes. And if you’re still interested in getting a tour of the rooftop, it’s not too late. Ask Alex M. for an appointment. We don’t know how much longer our outdoor growing season will last, so come by soon!

Bushwick Open Studios Wrap-Up + A Reblog

We had an excellent time last weekend at Arts in Bushwick’s 2012 Bushwick Open Studios. We opened up our rooftop farm at the Bushwick Starr for anyone in need of a cool, green haven in the midst of the surrounding art madness. People seemed to appreciate the space for its amazing sense of calm, and they were also excited to see the possibilities for what you can grow in seemingly non-traditional places! Of course it didn’t hurt that all the plants are doing incredibly well. There was red lettuce for nibbling, and we’re really looking forward to the tomatoes, squashes, melons, and greens . . .

Deborah Soffel wrote a great little piece for her blog, Grapes and Greens, about visiting us this weekend and we’re excited to share it with you now. Scroll down for the farm details, but check out that amazing kitchen design in the process. We want one of those for our farm-to-table celebrations!

 

Thanks for sharing this with us, Deborah. Come by for a visit any time.

In Brooklyn, It’s Mad Easy Being Green

Stephanie Berzon from the Brooklyn Food Coalition stopped by in May to check out the farm and interview Lee for the blog, “It’s Mad Easy Being Green”.  She wrote a great piece about our farm, that you can check out here. This is a wonderful blog that follows the green movement in Brooklyn and the greater NYC region.  She covers a lot of the urban farms that are popping up in the region and various local foods related news that’s happening.  We love getting visitors to the farm and are fortunate that there are so many bloggers, journalists, filmmakers, and the likes, that are interested in what we are doing! Thank you Stephanie for stopping by!  We highly suggest that after reading our article, you check out the rest of her blog because there is a lot happening with the greening of our neighborhoods and she does a fantastic job of covering it!