If you follow my social media you probably already know that I'm a big fan of the ladies behind Domestic Construction ("A multi-disciplinary design studio focused on redefining the ordinary."). So I was pretty stoked when they told me about their plans to turn part of their work studio into an urban farm supply Pop Up shop for the spring.
Hayseed's Big City Farm Supply shop is a collaboration between the lovely ladies at Domestic Construction, Brooklyn Grange, and Brooklyn Homesteader. The shop will supply basically all you need to get your urban farm on - seeds, soil, tools, compost and even chicken and rabbit feed and beekeeping supplies! It's literally a one stop shop if you are feeling the urge to test out your green thumb (unless you already happen to have one).
And for those of us like me with no skills to speak of, there will also be classes, workshops and events about things like vermicomposting (I had never even heard of this), seed starting, garden planning, and yes, even beekeeping. The jury's out on whether anyone will ever be able to teach me not to kill every plant I set foot near, but I feel like if anyone can do it, it will be this lot.
So I was pretty excited to be asked to be a part of the pop up.
Of course the very first thing I thought of contributing were vintage overalls. When out buying them, I managed to score this sassy little pair for myself. It's a shame you can't see my platform shoes that really rounded out the look.
|Meg Paska of Brooklyn Grange|
I wish I had taken more photos, but I was too busy actually enjoying the opening. (Story of my life). But if you live in NYC, I highly recommend that you head to 218 India Street in Greenpoint to check this out. It's totally inspiring and I bet you won't be able to fight your desire to at least attempt to plant something. It's going to be open through June so think about where you have some space to plant and get your butt down there!