The Student Farm Project, a school garden at P.S. 323 in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., is thriving during its first summer! With help from Burpee Home Gardens “I Can Grow” Youth Garden Award, what once was a vacant 8,000-square-foot lot has been transformed into an urban teaching farm that has beautified the neighborhood.
In the last month, our garden has become lush and green. We've had a lot of rain recently, so things are growing rapidly. Our tomatoes, peppers, squash and herbs are doing particularly well.
School has ended for the year, and we will begin our summer program July 9 with fifth, sixth and seventh graders from our school. We will meet five days a week and have a community farm stand to sell produce to the community on Thursday afternoons.
We are so excited about the positive impact that our garden is having on the community, and on our students! Watch how our garden has transformed in this video.
Our tomatoes are getting tall.
Our zucchini is ready for harvest already.
Our herbs are thriving!