Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thanks for the Pom Wonderful Workday!

Many thanks go out to the fine folks at Pom Wonderful, who had a very productive service day at the Bushwick Campus Farm. In addition, they donated $2,000 towards building up infrastructure in the farm.

Green Thumb worked with EcoStationNY to make this all a reality. Pom brought in 20 energized employees, to get the work done. And a lot got done indeed.

3 compost bins

6 raised beds

and Moving lots of dirt!

Andrew Barnett from Grow to Learn did some weeding and planting with a group of student volunteers, taking some time at the end of regents to learn about horticulture.

After the work day, the Pom Wonderful crew had lunch at Woodbine Garden, prepared brilliantly by the EcoStationNY crew.

Pom Wonderful is a division of Roll Global, one of the largest private farming companies in the world, growing almonds, pistachios, and citrus. We on the Bushwick Green Team are thankful for the intro, and hope to work with them again on other projects.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Grown in Bushwick

thanks Stevenson Catul for making this great film that documents our first few months of building up the garden.

We have a long way towards building building a sustainable garden, but look how far we have come!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

farm day!

Last Friday was Field Day at Bushwick Campus, but we decided what better day to get more students involved with the farm?!?!

So all day students came over to the farm to help move dirt, plant plants, and learn about the farm.

moving dirt!!

planting plants!

we even have a video!

look at what is already planted!!

more pictures to come!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

more dirt!

In preparation for farm day Dragonetti Brothers brought over some more dirt!!



And here are some volunteers from Grow to Learn and Green Guerillas!

Monday, June 6, 2011

compost time!

After we got our raised beds filled with dirt and planted with plants it was time to focus on being able to make more dirt. Or compost to be exact.

Compost is important because it reduces the amount of waste we send to landfills. Also, adding compost to soil makes it richer and more delicious to the plants. So, of course, the Bushwick Campus Farm needs compost bins.

AUP students were on the job to help get us started!

Here they are sifting the compost!

Here they are harvesting vermicompost - 
or worm poop.


Sunday, June 5, 2011


The beds are made and filled with dirt.

Now all we really need to be a real farm are some plants!

We needed to add some more dirt to our beds...

Now let's put those plants in the ground!!

Look at how big our broccoli is getting!!

Everyone needs some water!!


Look at our awesome compost sifter!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

dirt day 2011!!

Look at all of those beautiful beds!

Let's fill them with some dirt!


Look at that crew ready to work!!

Let's get shoveling!





What great team work!!

Look at that gorgeous lettuce!


 "Are we done yet?"