Winter Garden

  • Location
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Status

The Problem

We wish to prolong the growing season for edible plants so that we may continue to grow and harvest through the winter. Winter is a great time to get outdoors, especially in our urban environment. The project will enable students to experience how farmers continue to use the Earth, even when we think that most plants are not productive during the colder temperatures.

Our Plan

We will build frames over our raised beds. Perhaps we can experiment with various season extenders and determine which work best in our climate and for particular plants. We can build hoop houses and low frames for all of our raised beds and compare growth rate to identify the best season extenders. We can then select plants that are able to withstand colder temperatures and plan healthy meals to prepare with our harvest.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Food Choices

The Benefit

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