Our Story

Food from the earth has an unmatched ability to bring people together, 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, and has brought together our collective enthusiasm and decades of combined experience to create Yard2Kitchen Organic Gardens.

Our vision

To inspire families to be healthy and connected, to support children in learning a skill for life, and to foster a sense of pride and accomplishment. 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

profile_edGrowing 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 with a focus on his passion of landscaping and agriculture. He achieved certification as a Master Gardener from Rutgers University.

Kirk Sohr

Master Gardener

Having 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 to his time as the producer of Mike Colameco’s Real Food and Kirk saw the locavore movement sweep over the East Coast and take root firmly in many of the kitchens of New York City restaurants. A founding member of the Maplewood Community Garden and backyard composter for running on 30 years, Kirk was certified as a Rutgers Master Gardener in 2019 and joined Y2K with enthusiasm as the movement and awareness of fresh local ingredients continues to grow.

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