New Shade Structure and Rainwater Harvesting System at Fordham Beford Community Garden

After several workdays over a month or so, the new shade structure and rainwater harvesting system was finished at Fordham Bedford Lotbusters Community Garden in the Bronx.  We had several groups help with this project.  Early in June we had a cleanup day that including get rid of the wood from the old gazebo–see the post hereContinue reading

Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts Officially Own Gardens

On a historic Monday, June 27th, the 18 gardens from the Bronx Land Trust and the 14 gardens from the Manhattan Land Trust were officially conveyed from the Trust for Public Land to their respective land trusts.  This means that the land trusts officially own the gardens, and can help preserve the gardens for future generations.  Furthermore, gardeners, by way of the land trust boards, have the ultimate say in how their gardens are run.  Continue reading

Compost Bin Build at Carver Garden

We had a great workday last week as we built a new three-bin compost system at Carver Garden in East Harlem.  The bin build was sponsored by the NYC Compost Project in Manhattan, hosted at the Lower East Side Ecology Center, with technical assistance from Charlie Bayrer, of Earth MatterContinue reading

Projects Finished at Papo’s Garden

This summer, several projects have been finished at Papo’s Garden, in East Harlem.  Workers from the Horticultural Society of New York’s GreenTeam helped to build a rainwater harvesting system to catch rain from the gazebo in the garden.  They also built a new shed for the garden to store tools and materials.  The Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts helped to build a new picnic table and benches for the garden. Continue reading