Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Green Table Project

The Clifton Place garden has a large variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and delicious smelling flowers all season long. The Green Table Project is a once a month event held within the Clifton Place Community Garden during the spring/summer harvest. We will invite local chef's from restaurants throughout Bed-Stuy, Fort Greene, Park Slope, and Crown Heights to come and prepare one dish from their restaurants menu using the same herbs, vegetables, and fruits from the garden. The food would then be served to the community on a family style table were additional information will be offered about the Greenthumb NYC, Green Gorillas, and the opportunities of eating locally and learning about the variety of food that is grown here in Brooklyn. Live music from a DJ for the day event showcasing the power of community when we work, eat, and dance together. We would like to enroll you in the possibility of participating within The Green Table Project.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Chefs in the kitchen

CTP 145T I want to introduce you to the future chefs of the Natural Gourmet Culinary School. It has been a real pleasure cooking and growing with you all. Here is a glimpse of a few of our recent classes let me know what you all think. Love you guys truly!

Locally grown vegetables and herbs in Brooklyn

Living in Bed Stuy I have realized that my neighborhood had a strong community vibe. They have annual summer block parties ( isn't that every block in Brooklyn?) When I decided to join the community garden I knew I wanted an opportunity to grow my own veggies and cook them at home in my kitchen. I was a bit apprehensive considering the issues with possible top soil in the hood (glass bottles and trash). Clifton Place garden has it's own compost soil as well as they plant in above ground boxes. It's a awesome feeling walking to the corner and knowing that within a week I will have fresh herbs, sweet and juicy veggies. If your ever in Bed Stuy come by the Clifton Place garden on Bedford and Clifton Place. We have Tomatoes, green beans, corn, basil, you name it if it's green we have it.