Ongoing Programming and Projects at the Growing Center
Summer 2020 Food Growing Project
Although this summer is vastly different than most, we have been no less committed to making the garden a space and a resource able to contribute to our amazing community. Despite the city- and state-wide public health restrictions––including those on public gatherings––The Growing Center continues to carry out our mission.
We continue our commitment to urban agriculture, nature education, and community engagement––and we so appreciate the support we've gotten this season from generous and enthusiastic volunteers and donors who have helped us keep the garden lush, green, and growing.
Our dedicated group of volunteers is actively working to maintain the Growing Center. They have seeded a host of nutrient-rich vegetables and built a new raised bed for greens, all while adhering to recommended public safety guidelines. This undertaking ensures that we make the best use of the space that we can right now since we cannot be fully open, with the goal of supporting area food security partners throughout the season, in keeping with our mission.
This spring and summer, we have have made weekly harvests––including microgreens, spinach, head lettuce, kale and collard greens, bok choi, cucumbers, eggplants, fennel, peppers, tomatoes, green onions, and so many herbs (like basil, oregano, lavender, lemon balm, and pineapple sage). All of our food has been donated to St. Patrick's Women's Shelter nearby in Union Square.