Garden Kitchen Lab

The Garden Kitchen Lab is a backyard-to-table STEAM educational program for underserved communities. Our mission is to give youth access to healthy and locally grown food through starting and sustaining food-producing gardens. This hands-on multi-disciplinary program puts the power in the hands of community children, so they understand the link between food production and the environment, and take ownership of their health.


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Garden Kitchen Lab – St. John’s on BRIC TV

We are very proud Garden Kitchen Lab was featured on BRIC TV’s Brooklyn Stories. This local initiative is now offered at Red Hook Recreation Center, Sunset Park Recreation Center and McCarren Playground Recreation Center. This is just the beginning of what Garden Kitchen Lab has to contribute to the communities and NYC Parks, stay tuned!

Special thanks to St. John’s Recreation Center Management, especially to Andrea Williams who runs a super tight ship with the after the school-drop-in program at St. John’s. Her dedication and passion for the well being of these children are inspiring.


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Broccoli Bonanza at Garden Kitchen Lab-St. John’s!

We had almost 30 pounds of harvested broccoli this year! The children learned how to collect and prepare steamed broccoli during this class. Here are a very proud group of children on that day.

                         


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Garden Kitchen Lab 2017 Brooklyn Expansion!

Garden Kitchen Lab is proud to announce its Brooklyn expansion to three additional sites! Red Hook Recreation Center, Sunset Park Recreation Center and McCarren Playground Center.

This expansion was made possible NYC Parks: Emily Chase, Commissioner for Urban Parks Service and Public Programs; Kendra Van Horn, Director of Programming and Strategic Planning for Recreation; Ed Feldman, Chief of Fiscal Management and Resources; Marty Maher, Brooklyn Borough Commissioner; Eileen Dalton, Brooklyn Borough Chief; Ana Maria Campos, Director of Computer Resource Centers; Marlaina Headley, Deputy Director Computer Resource Centers and Ezra Wolkenfeld, Computer Resource Centers Analyst. Thank you very much, everyone! We hope these food gardens initiative will raise the living standards of our local communities and help them take ownership of their own nutrition.