Open Garden Tour

Initiator of Backyard to Table, Sue Sie welcomed dozens of visitors from veteran backyard growers to aspiring gardeners to tour her food garden in early September. Over the years, Sue has transformed a 45’x50’ plot from lawn to veritable food jungle. There was such a buzz, and not just from the honeybees and hummingbirds, that […]

Pilot of Glean Team Initiative: A Bountiful Success

This summer, Backyard to Table worked with volunteers and members of the Rhinebeck Community Garden to coordinate a community gleaning program. Backyard and community gardeners were invited to schedule the Glean Team to come in and harvest from their gardens while they were away on vacation. Over 450 pounds of produce was harvested and donated […]

Summer Highlights from Rhinecliff Sustainability Series

This summer we enjoyed presentations on seed saving, gardening to support pollinators, how to identify, raise and tag Monarch butterflies, and a presentation by Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT on the topic of organic farmland securities. During our Monarch Butterfly presentation 10 families went home with monarch eggs to care for and release! Thanks to Beth […]

Backyard Garden Installations

Backyard to Table is thrilled to have worked with two local residents to plan and install raised garden beds this summer through our Garden Build Challenge. Special thanks to our amazing volunteers who offered their time and muscle power on our Build Days to assemble, fill and plant the beds. Through our Garden Builds we […]