Gardening is a community pastime in Poughkeepsie and other parts of the Hudson Valley region. A non-profit like the Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP) assists locals with reaching their gardening potential. The PFP also helps the community stay informed through workshops and provides a place to purchase plants or fresh produce.
Photo Caption: Two interns helping out at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project plant sale on May 7, 2022. Credit: Nile Clarke of The Goodie Drop
There are also plenty of volunteer opportunities even if you have never planted a seed or have a green thumb! Part of the Poughkeepsie Farm Project's mission is to increase access to land, the farm and the herbal garden. Garden Educator Larissa Pitcher-Alvarado took a moment to chat with The Goodie Drop about gardening. Pitcher-Alvarado said, "Don't give up, I mean it! Folks want to plant things and if it doesn't work out they say, they don't have a green thumb. There is no such thing. Keep growing, keep trying, use different soil, use a different plant, use a different seed but don't give up!"
“Keep growing, keep trying, use different soil, use a different plant, use a different seed but don't give up!”
- Larissa Pitcher-Alvarado
The plant sale is an event that the PFP hosts from time to time. More than 200 hundred people stopped by the plant sale on May 7, 2022. During this particular plant sale, strawberry plants, tomato plants and herbal products from the herbal mediation garden were also available for purchase. Farmers and Chefs Food Truck also stopped by with truffle fries.
Photo Caption: Garden Educator Larissa Pitcher-Alvarado / PFP African Greens Recipe / Volunteers at PFP / Plant Sale at PFP / Photos of the Farm of PFP during the Poughkeepsie Farm Project plant sale on May 7, 2022. / Credit Nile Clarke of The Goodie Drop
Poughkeepsie Farm Party - Fundraising Event Oct 23, 2022
SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 23, 2022!
The Poughkeepsie Farm Project is having a party with a purpose on Sunday, October 23, 2022, in Poughkeepsie, NY. The event will be held from 3:30pm to 6:00pm at 51 Vassar Farm Lane, in PK, NY. Purchase a ticket on the website and come and party with a purpose at the farm as PFP celebrates over 23 years of farming and gardening with the Poughkeepsie Community!
When you purchase a ticket and donate to the “Poughkeepsie Farm Party” formally known as the Soup-A-Bowl, it will help raise funds to support the farm, the farmers and farm education classes and workshops!
Your ticket and donation of your choice will include tasting delicious soups out of handcrafted bowls from local artists, plus your vote for the soup competition with soups provided by the Hudson Valley’s best establishments. The event will also have musical guests, entertainment, farm tours and fellowship with the community.
TICKET / DONATION LINKS HERE: