|Vegetables ribbon, copyright LFN Textiles|
|the vegetable garden at Monticello|
|detail, "Harvest, 1992". 1993, hand woven. copyright Laura Foster Nicholson|
From their website,
"The Battery Conservancy presents the first Urban Farm at the Battery since the Dutch planted their cottage gardens in New Amsterdam in 1625.
This innovative project began with a request from students of Millennium
High School’s Environmental Club to plant a vegetable garden in the park.
Saying YES launched a farming initiative that now includes EIGHT schools with over 450 students (K-12).
The Battery Conservancy is expanding the program to include community groups, residents, and the neighboring workforce who long to give their hands and hearts to cultivating and harvesting home-grown food." How cool is that ?