Our Story

Our story starts with food from the earth. Food has an unmatched ability to bring people together. It nourishing more than just our bodies. Perhaps you’ve savored the delight of a farm-to-table meal, or seen a child’s expression upon first discovering how something grows, or felt a profound sense of peace when walking through a garden. Now, imagine being able to experience these transforming moments in your own backyard.

Our team has a longstanding appreciation for gardening and health. We’ve brought our collective enthusiasm and decades of combined experience together to create Yard2Kitchen Organic Gardens.

Our vision

We want to inspire families to be healthy and connected. We want to support children in learning a skill for life. We want to foster a sense of pride and accomplishment in everyone! We will work with you to show you how easy and fulfilling it can be to have an organic garden of your own and how easy it can be to incorporate it into a busy lifestyle.

Meet our team

Ed Albright

Expert Professional Gardener

Ed Albright of Yard 2 Kitchen Growing up in what was then rural Long Island, Ed was surrounded by its famous potato farms. It was here, before the development, traffic and suburban sprawl took over, that Ed began to appreciate farming. He also had the opportunity to work at his grandfather’s farm in Nova Scotia in his formative years. Ed graduated from Cornell University Agricultural School.

Following a long career in the pharmaceutical industry, Ed retired to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.  He focused on his passions for landscaping and agriculture. Ed ultimately earned a certification as a Master Gardener from Rutgers University.

Bill Boyce

Licensed Landscape Architect and Designer

profile_billWilliam R. Boyce IV (aka: Biosphere Bill) is the Owner and Principle Landscape Architect of Biosphere, Inc., a design/build landscape architecture firm. Bill is a problem solver by nature and thrives on creating aesthetically pleasing solutions for challenging landscapes. His design work ranges from large commercial projects such as golf courses and apartment complexes to residential Master Plans, property renovations and creative plantscapes.

After graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1994 he went to work for the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.  While at the Meadowlands, he developed an expertise in the field of large scale wetlands restoration and mitigation. Bill established Biosphere, Inc. in 1995 and has been designing and building beautiful landscapes ever since.

Kirk Sohr

Master Gardener

Kirk Shor of Yard 2 KitchenHaving absolutely zero interest in gardening as a suburban youth, it would take several years of living in a stuffy 3 story Hoboken walk up to awaken Kirk’s desire for his own “piece of the great outdoors.” His first real garden was in a narrow Jersey City backyard bordered by an Earl Scheib’s paint shop. But damn those tomatoes were tasty!

Fast forward a bit and Kirk became the producer of Mike Colameco’s Real Food. It was there that Kirk saw the locavore movement sweep over the East Coast and firmly take root in the kitchens of New York City restaurants. Kirk was a founding member of the Maplewood Community Garden and backyard composter for more than 30 years. He was certified as a Rutgers Master Gardener in 2019 and enthusiastically joined Y2K.

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