Sunday, December 2, 2012

Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series

The New York Botanical Gardens is offering an edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in an urban setting. The program, with hands-on gardening instruction, consists of six classes, both in the classroom and in the field. Each student will have the opportunity to design his own urban vegetable gardening project as a component of the course. The projects are open-ended, with two main goals: to grow more food, and to pass on what you have learned to an identified group in your community.

Bronx series will be held on six Wednesdays, February 27–April 3 • The New York Botanical Garden, Watson Building • 6–8 p.m. • Deadline to apply is Monday, January 28

For more information, call Sara Katz at 718.817.8026 or e-mail

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hurricane Sandy and Ways to Help

Hurricane Sandy affected the lives of many New Yorkers. Yet, New Yorkers have figured out ways to support those most affected by Sandy by donating their time and resources.  Occupy Sandy’s website offers ways to help. Also, if you are a Bronx resident you can support local restaurants during restaurant week.  Click here for more info.

What's next for Turf?

Dear Turf Friends,

I apologize for the lack of activity, on this blog, over the pass couple of months.  I have been reflecting on Turf’s earlier projects and thinking about what we will do next.  We are developing a food and health project for women with breast cancer.  More information of this project will be available soon.  Until then, Turf will be posting valuable information about good food and sustainable agriculture on this blog.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Turf Update

Dear Followers,

Turf's goal is to transform community health by working with community residents and helping them design projects, programs, and systems to improve the quality of food available in their community. Turf has been working side by side with community residents in Parkchester (Southeast Bronx) for the past four years!

Turf has offered workshops and film screenings on sustainable agriculture; cooking activities for seniors, youth, and adults; paid internships for high school students; and farm trips for community residents.  In 2009, Turf started Parkchester's first community supported agriculture (csa), now called Parkchester CSA, with community residents and the support of Just Food.

Turf is currently designing it's next community project and will post information on this project soon.  Also, Turf is currently updating its blog so please be patient with us as we change our layout, design, and content in the next few weeks.  We hope to have our blog completely updated by the end of March 2012.

If you have come to this site for more information on our csa program, please click here  for the blog site for Parkchester CSA!