Summer begins at Katchkie

The soaking rains and plentiful sunshine of May have triggered exponential growth in the children’s garden at Katchkie Farm. Suddenly, it’s summer! Our first visitors arrived on May 30th and the schedule is packed with groups who will enjoy the garden’s bounty for the next five months.

In the city, we’ve wrapped up the spring cycle of classes at five NYCHA community centers. Our students learned to love fresh spring treats: spinach, asparagus, scallions, peas, strawberries, and – a new favorite for some – rhubarb. Said one young girl: “Now that you’ve introduced me to rhubarb, I’m in love!”

We’ll be resuming NYCHA programs in July. Meanwhile, starting on June 6th at the Ingersoll Community Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, we’re beginning a new program for parents and toddlers sponsored by University Settlement. Our bi-generational students will discover the joy of summer’s bounty and the pleasure of cooking together.