Growing Uptown



ABOUT GROWING UPTOWN

Since March of 2020, the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (DFM), in partnership with Garden Kitchen Lab (GKL) and New York Common Pantry (NYCP), has empowered 120 families to grow food in their urban apartments in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx through our new Growing Uptown program, as a start to closing the gap in food security in their own homes.

To prepare for the launch of the program, museum staff developed “Grow Kits” with pots, soil, basil, parsley, and lettuce seedlings. NYCP distributed these kits on our behalf to their existing constituents. Kits were accompanied by bilingual written and digital instructions and recipes (available below), developed in-house, and designed to teach families how to supplement their food needs through urban growing.

We know this pilot was a great success; 20 kits were distributed to families in need, and several of our new urban farmers have kept in touch to share the progress of their windowsill crops. Moving forward, DFM is putting together kits that are more robust and will include food staples such as onions and tomatoes. Ultimately, these simple Grow Kits are helping families learn more about where their food comes from and are just the beginning of how Growing Uptown can foster successful, impactful urban gardening as we expand the program.

With your support, Growing Uptown allows the museum to fulfill our mission with wide-reaching, impactful results.

To continue the important work of the Growing Uptown program, consider leaving a gift that will greatly impact the lives of so many in our community.

BECOME A 2022 PARTICIPANT

For the third year of Growing Uptown, participants can register for the program in advance and gain access to gardening supplies and monthly planting, harvesting, and cooking lessons.

Registration is currently open, and will close on March 15, 2022. Participants will be able to obtain their supplies beginning April 1, and weekly classes will take place from April to October 2022.

Registration is now open for our 2022 Growing Uptown program!

If you are interested in being a Growing Uptown 2022 participant, please submit a Google Form application.

This program is powered, in part, by Con Edison and by a grant from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Generous private support is provided by the NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund.

2020 AND 2021 GROW KIT RECIPE DEMONSTRATIONS

ENSALADA CALABACINE, ALBAHACA ALMENDRAS & QUESO / ZUCCHINI, BASIL, ALMONDS & CHEESE SALAD

Tarjeta de recetas (PDF)
Recipe card (PDF)

PAN DE ROMERO / ROSEMARY FLATBREAD

Tarjeta de recetas (PDF)
Recipe card (PDF)

SALSA DE AGUACATE & CILANTRO / AVACADO CILANTRO DRESSING

Tarjeta de recetas (PDF)
Recipe Card (PDF)

ENSALADA DE AGUACATE, CEBOLLA & TOMATE / AVOCADO, ONION & TOMATO SALAD

COMING SOON!

Tarjeta de recetas (PDF)
Recipe card (PDF)

ENSALADA DE QUINOA & REMOLACHA / BEET QUINOA SALAD

COMING SOON!

Tarjeta de recetas (PDF)
Recipe card (PDF)

SALSA PESTO VEGANA/PLANT-BASED PESTO SAUCE

Tarjeta de recetas (JPG)
Recipe Card (JPG)

LIMONADA DE JENGIBRE Y MENTA/GINGER MINT LEMONADE

Tarjeta de recetas (JPG)
Recipe Card (JPG)

ENSALADA DE ECHUGAS Y HIERBAS/YOUNG LETTUCE HERBED SALAD

Frente (PNG) de la Tarjeta de recetas
Dorso PNG de la Tarjeta de recetas
Recipe Card Front (PNG)
Recipe Card Back (PNG)

GROW KIT

2021 GROW KIT INSTRUCCIONES / INSTRUCTIONS

2020 COMO / HOW TO

Como Plantar Semillas / How To Plant Seeds

Trasplantar tus plántulas / Transplanting Your Seedlings

Instrucciones (PDF) | Instructions (PDF)

The 2020 and 2021 Growing Uptown initiatives were a collaboration project with Garden Kitchen Lab and New York Common Pantry.