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 20 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.

TO JOIN THE FARM SHARE PROGRAM WITH NEW YORK COMMON PANTRY TO RECEIVE FRESH PRODUCE FROM UPSTATE FARMS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

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.

LIVE VIRTUAL DEMOS

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

Tarjeta de recetas (PDF)
Recipe card (PDF)

PAN DE ROMERO / ROSEMARY FLATBREAD

el 22 de julio del 2021 a las 3:30 pm
July 22 2021 at 3:30pm
FACEBOOK LIVE

Tarjeta de recetas (PDF)
Recipe card (PDF)

SALSA DE AGUACATE & CILANTRO / AVACADO CILANTRO DRESSING

el 29 de julio del 2021 a las 3:30 pm
July 29 2021 at 3:30pm
FACEBOOK LIVE

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)

PURCHASE A GROW KIT

What is a Grow Kit?

DFM has put together kits that are more robust to include food staples. Ultimately, these simple Grow Kits help families learn more about where their food comes from. They are just the beginning of how Growing Uptown can foster successful, impactful urban gardening as we expand the program.

A Grow Kit includes:

  • 5 Packets of Seeds (Italian Large Leaf Basil, Deep Purple Onion, Baby Beet, Rosemary, and Santo Cilantro)
  • Seed Starter Propagation Tray
  • 2-Gallon and 7-Gallon Heavy Duty Grow Bags
  • Grow Light with 2 Arms
  • Trowel
  • Instructions and Recipe Cards

A Grow Kit purchase will assist the museum’s mission to continue the important work of the Growing Uptown program.

2021 GROW KIT INSTRUCCIONES / INSTRUCTIONS

2021 GROW KIT RECETAS / RECIPES

Recipe for Rosemary

Recipe card for Rosemary (PDF)

Recipe for Basil


Recipe card for Basil (PDF)

Recipe for Onion


Recipe card for Onion (PDF)

Recipe for Beet

Recipe card for Beet (PDF)

2020 GROW KIT

COMO / HOW TO

Como Plantar Semillas / How To Plant Seeds

Trasplantar tus plántulas / Transplanting Your Seedlings

Instrucciones (PDF) | Instructions (PDF)

RECETAS / RECIPES

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)

The Growing Uptown initiative is a collaboration project with Garden Kitchen Lab and New York Common Pantry.