Bread and Roses Collective

Cooperative Living, Ecological Sustainability, Affordable Housing

Cover Crop for Resiliency

July is generally a transition time in the garden—most early crops are finished producing by early July and ready to be pulled out, opening up space for succession crops. We usually replace early peas, greens (bok choy, mustard, lettuce), and… Continue Reading →

Bread and Roses Featured in Communities Magazine!

This article first appeared as “From Blight to Beautiful: Renovating an Urban House By and For Community” written by Bread and Roses member Lindsay Speer in Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture, Summer 2018; it is available for free download, with more… Continue Reading →

Welcoming Berry Season

2018 was a late spring. The latest I can remember in 20 years of gardening in Syracuse. We didn’t make our first planting in the vegetable garden until Earth Day weekend…a full two weeks later than any other year that… Continue Reading →

Rhubarb Isn’t Just for Pies

Rhubarb is nicknamed the “pie plant”, and a classic strawberry-rhubarb tart is worth enjoying every season. But rhubarb’s unique sour flavor also blends well in savory dishes—like black beans or sweet and sour tofu. Add in that it’s cheap to… Continue Reading →

First BnR Blog Post

After a long and hard Syracuse winter, it’s finally summertime at BnR (Bread and Roses Collective). Work in the garden is picking up, and garden harvests are taking place almost daily- providing fresh food for the members of BnR, and… Continue Reading →

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