Free Puppet Show in the garden!

Join us at PHCF on Sunday, July 3rd at 3pm for a FREE Wonderspark Puppets puppet show – The Little Red Hen! The classic story of a Hen who needs YOUR help to make some bread! The Little Red Hen is an interactive play that gets kids moving their bodies, calling out and laughing!

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WonderSpark Puppets

Every animal on the farm wants to eat the Hen’s bread, but no one wants to help make it. We will learn the benefits of helping out and teamwork while exercising and singing along! Geared towards kids age 0-3 but all are welcome!

Puppet show will run approximately 35-40 minutes

WonderSpark Puppets is a New York City based puppet theater company led by Chad Williams and Z Briggs.  The company’s mission is to spread joy, spark imagination and share laughter through high quality puppet performances.  They have partnered with brands like Bed Bath & Beyond, CAMP, NYC Public Schools and the New York Public Library. They have toured internationally, bringing original productions and puppetry workshops to festivals in Thailand and Taiwan. Since mid-March 2020 they have been streaming live puppet shows for families in quarantine and streaming schools. Their mission is to spread joy, spark imagination and share laughter through high quality puppet performances. 

Free Little Pantry in the Garden

A group of 8th grade Berkeley Carroll students and their teachers delivered a Little Free Pantry to our garden on June 1st as part of a community action project. 

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The Berkeley Carroll team

The 15 x 15 x 26 pantry was built by the students and will be stocked with non-perishable items for the benefit of our neighbors.  The pantry follows the well-known model of the Little Free Libraries seen around the city. PHCF also has a Victory Garden fresh food giveaway every Sunday.  The Victory Garden and food pantry are our modest efforts to address food insecurity in our neighborhood.

Annual Plant Sale – May 21 + 22nd

Come on out to PHCF’s Annual Plant Sale on May 21 & 22 from noon – 6 pm!
We’ll be offering PHCF home grown tomatoes, herbs, vegetables, annual & perennials plus houseplants too!
See our varieties offered HERE

Seed Starting Workshop and Swap

Hi Friends, 
The garden is waking up! 
Please join Sofia and friends on Saturday, March 26th at 1:30 pm for a seed starting workshop at PHCF. 


  • Soils to use at home and in the greenhouse
  • Transplanting seedlings
  • Flowers, veggies, micro greens, and dye plants 

Novices and experts alike are welcome. Bring seeds to plant or share if you have them. If not, we have lots to spare.

Last Food Scrap Collection is December 12!

With your help, we have diverted 100,000 LB of food waste into nutrient rich compost since June 2020!

But the Pharm will no longer be accepting food scraps in two weeks. Come by tomorrow or next Sunday (10am-1pm), thereafter you will need to make new plans.

Grow NYC has resumed collection at:

  • Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, Saturdays, 8 am – 2 pm
  • 7th Ave & Carlton B-Q station, Thursdays, 8-11 am 
  • Franklin Ave 2-3-4-5 Station, Thursdays, 8:30-11:30 am 

PHCF Annual Pumpkin Smash & Potato Bake|Nov 6 (12-4 pm)

Dear neighbors –

The Prospect Heights Community Farm (PHCF) welcomes you to this year’s edition of our annual Pumpkin Smash on November 6th from 12-4 pm.

Bring your jack o’lantern to smash! Eat baked potatoes and sweet potatoes! Listen to music! Have fun!

Hope to see you there!

October 2021 Updates to Food Scrap Collection

Attention Composters:

We will be PHASING OUT our large scale FOOD SCRAP COLLECTION at the Farm as soon as Grow NYC resumes collection at the Grand Army Plaza Farmers Market on Saturdays.

Anyone who is able to drop their food scraps on Thursday mornings, please use the Grow NYC collections at the 7th Avenue Q/B station (8 am – 11 am) or the Franklin Avenue 4 station at Eastern Parkway (8:30 – 11:30 am).

PHCF Receives Green Thumb 2020 Community Composting Award

PHCF’s Community Composting Team, led by the indefatigable Brian T, received the Green Thumb 2020 Community Composting Award!

Garden members Pamela, Traci, Brian T and Dave (pictured above from left to right) attended the ceremony on October 13th to accept the award.  In 2020 PHCF served 2,366 community members, diverting approximately 17,000 pounds of organic material from the waste stream and providing an immeasurable service to the community. 

Here’s the full story:

When COVID-19 hit NYC in March 2020,  90% of the City compost budget was cut, eliminating curbside brown-bin pickups and an extensive network of programs via GrowNYC which provided food scrap drop-off sites at Green Markets and subway stations. The response from the PHCF Compost Team was immediate.  Only six weeks later they debuted a Community Compost Program, bringing to the neighborhood its composting knowledge and expertise (not to mention extreme enthusiasm). 

It began quietly with a pilot program to collect food scraps from the community at the PHCF garden gate, masked and socially distanced. Instantly popular and soon beyond the Compost Team’s capacity to process, they forged partnerships with two nonprofit organizations, first NatureBased and then BigReuse, to accept most of the scraps collected from the community.  

It took the proverbial village to provide these services. In 2020 Community Compost Team members worked almost 80 shifts and logged well over 200 hours. Community composting also had leadership from garden member Brian T, who saw possibilities where others saw problems, and from PHCF garden coordinator,  Martha E who brainstormed solutions to the many challenges implementing a community composting program presented, and carried more than her share of food scrap buckets!

Another image of the crew!

2021 Autumn Shrub Sale (Oct 2nd + 3rd)

Join us in the garden for our Autumn Shrub Sale this weekend on October 2nd + 3rd from 12:30 – 5 pm ET both days!

There will be houseplants, flower bulbs, shrubs, and more available. To preview the list of offerings, see the Shrub Sale directory here.

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For the full details, see the poster below:

Fall Seed Saving Workshop

The Prospect Heights Community Farm crew welcomed the official changeover from summer to fall with a seed saving workshop. Our master gardener Traci led the group through a two hour session on how to make origami seed packets with the chance for everyone to take home seeds.

Seed saving is an important way to maintain and safeguard seed and heritage varieties, which are important for a robust and diverse ecosystem and food culture. In the last century or so, the world has lost 75% of its edible plant varieties. Seed saving also makes sense economically. Saving seeds is free and seed libraries and exchanges are a great way to offer seeds at a lower price (or free) to folks who need them.

Some featured seeds from the garden’s workshop were Zinnia, Cosmos, Okra, Fennel, and Arugula!

If you’re curious about saving seeds, check out these resources: