The days before camp starts are always packed with the most varied tasks – from buying ball jars and sunscreen to making name tags and natural dye’s for tie dye, camp planning always keeps us on our toes!
On a recent scouting trip, we had the pleasure of visiting one of our partners in the field, the New York Botanical Gardens. Our trip to the impressive Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, and the Edible Academy was filled with beautiful sights, wonderful people and a gorgeous edible garden.
We learned all about their growth plans, as they construct a new facility on the grounds of the family garden to better serve “as the hub for edible education at NYBG.” The designs are filled with staff input and vision, and will allow for an even more robust experience for all who visit.
We highly recommend spending a day at the garden to participate in the various programming activities that they host everyday like, daily, hands-on gardening activities; and programs presented in conjunction with Garden friend and chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali.
Our campers are going to absolutely love their trip to this inspiring space, filled with fresh air, lush edible landscapes, and brilliant learning experiences.
Three cheers for NYBG!