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SYEP Youth in the Garden

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) gets youth across the city into summertime positions that build their leadership skills and professional experience. There are 12 SYEP participants at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger this year. They help serve customers in our pantry and office, unload food deliveries, and maintain our urban garden plots. The youth
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The Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger has introduced an innovative program that includes giving senior citizens free sub-irrigated planters to grow vegetables right in their backyards. Designed and implemented with Feedback Farms and built by BSCAH’s very own Green Teens using recycled materials, these planters are growing kale, peppers, tomatoes, herbs, and just about any other
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  The summer sessions of Healthy BLOOMers began this week! On the first day, the children harvested 24 lbs of zucchini from our urban garden, and used it to make the following recipe for vegan tacos. It’s not too late to sign your child up for the program! They will get a head start in
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Over-Wintered Collard Greens

We harvested 12 lbs of collard greens from the BSCAH Urban Farm on Thursday, April 11th and used them to cook up two different collard recipes at Health 360 the next day. The collard green plants had survived Hurricane Sandy and grown throughout the winter. Collard greens are really hearty vegetable that can withstand the cold,
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Third Session of Health 360 In the Garden!!

  Our current group of senios in our very successful third session of the Health 360 program has taken full advantage of the lovely weather this Spring and Summer in our Urban Farm.   They’ve planted marigolds and have done lessons on composting in their gardening classes.        Here are some pictures of the seniors
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Fire Safety Training for Seniors on May 11, 2012

  During our third session of Health 360, the Fire Safety Inspector gave an important training session on keeping yourself safe from fires.  The training session taught the seniors how to prevent smoking fires, prevent electrical fires, prevent home heating fires, kitchen fires and injuries.  The training session also taught the seniors how to treat burns, what to do
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BSCAH held a Pot Luck and graduation ceremony at 11:30am for the graduates of the second session of the Healthy 360 senior program.   During the ceremony, the seniors received their certificates for completing the Healthy 360 program.  The seniors brought in dishes from the recipes they learned from the class.   The seniors brought sucotash salad, spinach salad with
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Eudine and Marguerite put potting soil in their pots For the senior’s last gardening class, Lucy Chen, the gardening instructor, brought herbs for the seniors to plant in the pots they brought to class.  She brought the potting soil, hand shovels, and extra pots for those that didn’t have one.  The seniors took the pots home and
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Growing Vegetables in Containers – The Compact Solution

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  • September 30, 2011 /
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By Judy Williams - Container vegetable gardens are a great alternative for those that don’t have access to backyards. There can be a range of reasons to grow your vegetables in containers…easy access to the kitchen, safer environments for children and the handicapped or just lack of a yard to use for gardening. Vegetable gardens
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