Daly Avenue Garden in the Bronx has been undergoing some major changes this summer. One project that was recently completed was a new children’s area that was planned and built by the Gear Up program of the New York Botanical Garden. Continue reading
Check out the vegetables (and fruit) growing at Carver Garden in East Harlem!!
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
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!