Hands On NY Day at Roberto Clemente Community Garden

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Saturday was a busy day, as we had another group serving with New York Cares on Hands On New York Day.  This group served at Roberto Clemente Community Garden in the Bronx.  The group got a lot done and made … Continue reading

Hands On NY Day at Daly Avenue Community Garden

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Saturday was Hands On New York Day, a volunteer day throughout the city run by New York Cares.  We had a great group of volunteers at Daly Avenue Community Garden in the Bronx.  We also had support from Bronx Green-Up … Continue reading

Workday at Roberto Clemente Garden with NY Cares

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Volunteers from Barclays Capital, serving through New York Cares, braved the cold and damp and got a lot of work done yesterday at Roberto Clemente Community Garden in Highbridge in the Bronx.  The volunteers built new raised beds for the … Continue reading

Annual Meetings and Highlights from the Past Season

The Bronx Land Trust and Manhattan Land Trust had their annual meetings on Saturday, March 26th.  The meetings were a chance for the land trust staff to share about the work they have completed over the past year.  Gardeners also had a chance to share about the events that have occurred in their own gardens.  Finally, this year was especially important as gardeners voted to accept conveyance of the gardens to their respective land trusts, paving the way for the land trusts to officially own the gardens!

The meetings were also a chance to share some highlights from the past season of work including:

  • Over 36 workdays in Bronx and Manhattan gardens
  • 5 rainwater harvesting systems installed
  • 2 gazebos/pavilions built
  • 2 health fairs and 5 gardening workshops hosted by gardens
  • Gardens served as training grounds for the New York Botanical Garden Bronx Green-Up program,  the Sustainable South Bronx BEST Eco program, and youth in the Harlem Hard H.A.T.S program.
  • Hundreds of volunteers served in gardens through New York Cares volunteer days.
  • The Bronx Land Trust served 293 families gardening in 18 gardens.
  • The Manhattan Land Trust served 237 families gardening in 14 gardens.

Thanks for a great year!

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Bed Building at Roberto Clemente Community Garden

We had a great workday today with Sustainable South Bronx and Bronx Green-Up at Roberto Clemente Community Garden in Highbridge in the Bronx.  We did some general clean up, finished a stone path, transplanted some plants, and built new raised beds for the garden.  Several gardeners stopped by to help with the work and the rain held off until after we left.  Thanks for everyone’s hard work, the garden is beginning to look great!

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Land Trust Members Attend Rally to Save GreenThumb

Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts had several representatives at the “Rally to Save GreenThumb” on Tuesday, April 5th at City Hall.  Attending were executive director, Erica Packard; community organizer, Catherine Wint; board member, Edie Kean; and Davidson Avenue gardener, Kim Brown.  The rally was in response to cuts to community block grant funding, which funds the GreenThumb program in New York City.  Find out more about the rally, sign the petition to save GreenThumb, and more at New York City Community Garden Coalition.