The First Planting Day - June 10, 2012

It was amazing to see the land transform from a field of dirt to a vibrantly green, growing farm in one day - thanks to the help of an incredibly buff and enthusiastic crew of friends and siblings!

The very first things we planted were potatoes and green beans, in a funky bed-sharing configuration that we hope works. Then we planted all the hearty brassicas (LOTS of kale, collards, Brussels sprouts, bok choi), and the chard, eggplants, cucumbers, zucchinis, leeks, scallions, shallots, and onions. Meanwhile, there was lots of direct-seeding happening: black beans, carrots, peas, radishes, arugala, mizuna, tatsoi, and basil.

In the late afternoon we planted our tomatoes and peppers, which came all the way from Brooklyn in the back of a station wagon, from an exciting new farm on some vacant lots on Bergen Street. We teamed up with our friends Tom and Clare, the masterminds Feedback Farms, to use our land and their healthy starts to grow a delicious, colorful, and unique variety of heirloom tomatoes and hot peppers