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In response to several requests, we’re proud to announce that we will be tracking produce grown in school gardens for the 2011 season!
In New York City there are a lot of young school gardening projects and many of them are brand new. By keeping tabs through Crop Count and/or Harvest Count, school gardeners can document the amount of food they grow as a classroom activity.
The data harvested from school gardens will help us document the growing number of school gardens citywide, adding each school’s endeavors together to create a larger picture.
Sign up your school or community garden for the 2011 Crop Count!
Mark your calendars! The Farming Concrete team has been working busily behind the scenes to get ready for 2011, a brand new gardening season.
Come learn how to keep records and estimate your garden’s yield at our upcoming workshops:
- March 12: “Citizen Science: Growing Greener Communities through Research and Action” at Making Brooklyn Bloom, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (morning workshop)
- March 26: “Garden Planning and Record Keeping with Farming Concrete” at the New York Botanical Garden, Harding Lab
- March 27: 1-3pm “Street Trees and Urban Food: Measuring, Mapping, and Managing the Environment with Citizen Scientists” at Pratt University, Higgins Hall North 406
- April 2: “How much food grows in your garden?” at GreenThumb’s GrowTogether, Hostos Community College
- April 9: “Direct Action for Food & Environmental Justice Through Open Data/Mapping” at the Anarchist Bookfair, 12:45-2:15
It’s simple and doesn’t cost a dime. Sign up to weigh your harvest and/or to count all the edible plants in your garden. We will use this information to estimate how much food is grown across our city.
Click here to sign up – hablamos Español!