The Dig Kids Retires Gardens in 2011 and Look Ahead to 2012.

Matthew Brownlee


After a successful year of gardening and learning farming practices, The Dig Kids (an Urban Farming Program) held their final work party to close their garden at the Everett Hodge Center on Franklin Street in Kingston.

Later in the afternoon, volunteers joined some of our ‘Dig Kids’ at the City Hall Victory Garden to collect the harvest and close the garden there for the year as well. City Hall staff did a fantastic job maintaining the gardens this season!  With pounds of greens, we all made our way over to the Queens Galley Soup Kitchen to make a food donation to help feed the community.

Plans are underway to expand ‘The Dig Kids” program in 2012 to include the Van Buren Street Park in Midtown.

If you wish to be a volunteer or make a donation to this valuable farming initiative, please contact Rebecca Martin at 845/877-5263 or email

Harvesting the final tomatoes at the Everett Hodge Center.


The garden at the Everett Hodge Center retired in 2011. The youth did a fantastic job.

The City Hall Victory Garden was beautiful this season thanks to the Kingston Clerks Office and other City Hall staff.

Garden Volunteer Lei Isaacs helps to prepare Kale and other greens for delivery to the Queens Galley Soup Kitchen.

"The Dig Kids" close the City Hall Victory Garden. Great work!

Kingston Land Trust Executive Director Rebecca Martin is surrounded here by 'The Dig Kids'. Greens picked and packed to be delivered to the Queens Galley Soup Kitchen.

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