Daly Avenue Work Day and Workshop

Daly Avenue Community Garden was bustling on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon as gardeners worked on a variety of projects throughout the garden and as Bronx Green-Up conducted a workshop.  Gardeners painted the back wall of the garden, filled some beds with soil, cleaned up brush and trash, and planted some perennials.  The garden is looking amazing and the vegetables are doing great so far!

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Planting at Mapes Avenue Garden with Mary Mitchell Center

Yesterday, the children from the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center came to Mapes Avenue Garden to weed and plant a bed they will maintain throughout the season.  The rain held off and we were able to get a good amount of planting done.  Special thanks to Bronx Green-Up and Mr. Parker, from Mapes Avenue Garden, for their assistance!  Check out photos from the afternoon here.  Keep checking for updates from Mapes Avenue Garden throughout the season.

New Beds @ Carver Community Garden


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Yesterday, we had an incredible workday at Carver Community Garden in East Harlem.  We had an awesome group of volunteers from Fried Frank serving through New York Cares.  We got an incredible amount of work done including: deconstructing the old … Continue reading

Soil and Veggie Workshop at Daly Avenue Garden


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We had a great day at Daly Avenue Garden on Saturday.  We filled new garden beds with soil and did some planting.  Thanks to Harlem Hard Hats for helping to fill all the beds with soil.  Thanks to Bronx Green-Up … Continue reading

Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts Spring Operations Meetings

The Bronx Land Trust had their spring Gardens, Operations, and Maintenance Committee meeting on Saturday, April 30 at Tremont Community Garden.  The Manhattan Land Trust followed with their spring committee meeting on Wednesday, May 4th at the Jewish Home and Hospital.  These meetings are composed of representatives from each of the gardens that are part of the land trusts.  Continue reading

Rebuilding raised bed at Carver Community Garden

Tuesday morning we rebuilt one of the large beds at Carver Community Garden, in East Harlem, that is used by Nourishing NYC.  Check out Nourishing NYC’s blog post about their recent earth day event at Carver Garden. We had some great volunteers from Nourishing NYC and Odyssey House that helped make the project go smoothly.  We also had the opportunity to get a workout unloading a truckload of lumber for an upcoming workday.  Since Carver’s delivery gate is blocked by construction, we had to haul the lumber from the bus stop at the end of the block.  Thanks to all of the great volunteers!

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Preparing the soil at Mapes Avenue Garden

We had a great workday Saturday afternoon at Mapes Avenue Garden in the Bronx. On a beautiful sunny afternoon, we prepared the soil for planting and brought in some compost to increase the fertility of the soil.  As you can see from the pictures, it was a pretty big job.  Thanks so much to Harlem Hard H.A.T.S., Bronx Green-Up, and Mr. Parker from Mapes Avenue Garden for their hard work.  Keep checking updates throughout the season as Harlem Hard H.A.T.S. and children from the Mary Mitchell Center will be tending a bed at Mapes Avenue Garden.

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