An almost-forgotten plot brings ancient practices to life for 21st-century visitors.
Five hundred and ninety-six acres is the area of vacant city-owned lots in Brooklyn
Foragers and fans of Prospect Park’s ravine know wet fall weather has led to a bumper crop of mushrooms, so much so that the New York Times City Room asked readers to send in photos of their finds. They tapped mycologist and New Yorker Gary Lincoff–he’s the author of the Audubon Society’s Field Guide to North American Mushrooms–to ID them, and the 19 photos from his first fascinating report are now up online right here.
Approaching its 100th birthday, the country’s oldest children’s garden gets young hands into city soil.
In 1838, a prosperous African American dockworker purchased land in Brooklyn; as a village blossomed, it took his name.
We’ve spent a lot of time promoting the joy of CSAs on this site, but we’ve been remiss in not mentioning yet another citywide…
To help celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has gifted itself a brand new herb garden, but if you’re picturing a few…
Ben Granger is growing a crucial beer ingredient in his Brooklyn back yard.
Edible Schoolyard New York City has crossed the East River.
Take two bags of mulch and call me in the morning.
Eighty percent of America’s indigenous foods have gone extinct. Unlike wild populations that suffer when over-harvested, domesticated species (which comprise the bulk of the…