The expansion of the new farm at the yard will double the amount of produce The Grange harvests. This year they should  harvest about thirty thousand pounds. At the Yard they are growing  tomatoes, salad greens, cucumbers, kale, rainbow chard,  herbs, peppers, eggplant and okra.

It’s true, you know. It’s not a dream. There is a secret world of verdant green fields spreading high above the city’s steamy gray streets. This world is growing, and a ...

 
Bees and nectar that will soon become honey.

Editor’s note: Sadly, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, this piece has become an epitaph of sorts. Early reports indicate that twenty of Brooklyn Grange Bees’ thirty hives were wiped out and ...

 
Megan Paska (aka Brooklyn Homesteader), at Hayseed's Big City Farm Supply, Brooklyn's first shop dedicated exclusively to supplying and inspiring the borough's booming community of backyard, windowsill and rooftop gardeners. Hayseed's is a 'pop-up' - it'll close until next year at the end of June.

Megan Paska (aka Brooklyn Homesteader), at Hayseed's Big City Farm Supply, Brooklyn's first shop dedicated exclusively to supplying and inspiring the borough's booming community of backyard, windowsill and rooftop ...

 
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Before beekeeping was re-legalized in New York City last year, a handful of urban beekeepers operated in the shadows, surreptitiously tending hives hidden in backyards or on rooftops, and sharing their small but precious honey ...

 
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Brooklyn Grange is going big. With their ongoing expansion to a second 45,000 square foot rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, they’ve doubled their amount of farmable land. And they’re ...

 
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Photo © Valery Rizzo. Winter Beekeepers Mixer Join Backwards Beekeepers at 61 Local for a holiday edition of their monthly gathering. Members will be bringing some honey to pair with a selection of cheeses and beer, ...

 
Findings on the prevalence of 'Honey Laundering' confirm that you're probably going to want to know where your honey came from. Photograph © Valery Rizzo, all rights reserved

Findings on the prevalence of 'Honey Laundering' confirm that you're probably going to want to know where your honey came from. Photograph © Valery Rizzo, all rights reserved If you’re ...

 
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This week’s eclectic roundup features cider, tacos, pie, and…art? Read on to see what’s in store. Beers ‘n’ Bees Tonight 61 Local is abuzz with local beekeepers ...

 
Honey lovers checking out the observation hive at the 1st annual NYC Honey Festival. Photo by Tim O'Neal of Prospect Heights-based Borough Bees.

The first annual NYC Honey Festival, a celebration of the city’s booming beekeeping culture (and the honey that results), went down at the Rockaway boardwalk on September 17th. Despite a surprise shutdown of ...

 
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by Joanna Shaw Flamm On September 17th, the Rockaway Boardwalk is going to be buzzing (har har) thanks to the first annual New York City Honey Festival. Organized by the folks at Brooklyn Grange and ...

 
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by Joanna Shaw Flamm Oh, the things you don’t think about when you think about urban beekeeping… Tim O’Neal of Borough Bees spent the weekend trying to save his four ...

 
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Michael Hegedus, founder of Three Sisters Honey, works on the hive. “[The bees] pinpoint the location of the nectar source through the dances. And what’s amazing is that they do this within the ...

 
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Kimberly Sevilla, owner of Rose, Red & Lavender, a garden center and flower shop in East Williamsburg, set out this summer to build a garden to grow food on the vacant lot next to her ...

 
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Kimberly Sevilla, owner of East Williamsburg's Rose, Red and Lavender, on her fledgling farm “When I look around a city like New York, I just see so many blank surfaces and empty ...

 
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This video on Michael Leung of HK Honey has been making the rounds this week. It offers a beautifully-shot glimpse into life of a beekeeper in one of the planet’s most intensely urban environments, ...