Bank of Tokyo at Roberto Clemente Garden

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!

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Harvest Time at Roberto Clemente Garden

Paula Diaz Harvesting Collards

Now that late summer has rolled around its harvest time for Roberto Clemente Garden. This year’s harvest will include many fruits and vegetables including: tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, apples, cherries, pears, figs, peaches, broccoli, lettuce, beans,  sweet and hot peppers, as well as a plethora of herbs. Continue reading

Improvements at Daly Avenue Garden

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 GardenContinue reading

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

Work day at Fordham Bedford Garden with New York Cares and Troutman Sanders

We had another great work day with New York Cares, this time with Troutman Sanders at Fordham Bedford Lotbusters Garden in the Bronx.  We were also joined by our partners, Bronx Green-Up.

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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.

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