Friday August 12th was a busy day at the Roberto Clemente Community Garden. With the assistance of 25 volunteers from the Bank of Tokyo we built two picnic tables and four benches. We also waterproofed the gazebo and planted lots of perennials and annuals in the flower bed along the front of the garden. Thanks so much to all of our volunteers and gardeners, the garden looks amazing!
We did some work at Albert’s Garden last Thursday–sanding the fence so that in the future it can be primed and painted. We made good headway on the project and hope to schedule another workday in the future. Continue reading →
We’ve been working throughout the summer on some projects at the Lower East Side People Care Garden. We have had several volunteer groups, including a regular group from the summer day camp program from Henry Street Settlement. We have been working on a variety of projects including building a new picnic table and benches, painting old benches, waterproofing garden beds, pruning, and other general garden cleanup. Thanks so much to all of our volunteers for their hard work!
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 here. Continue reading →
Some gardeners, as well as some interns through a Columbia University summer internship programs, braved the heat to do a cleanup at Five Star Garden in Harlem…and the fresh picked plums were delicious!
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 Matter. Continue reading →
On Monday we had a great group from Barclays Capital serving through New York Cares at Carver Garden in East Harlem. The group got a ton of work done including: preparing, planting, and mulching a new flower and herb garden … Continue reading →
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!