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
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 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
Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts had several representatives at the “Rally to Save GreenThumb” on Tuesday, April 5th at City Hall. Attending were executive director, Erica Packard; community organizer, Catherine Wint; board member, Edie Kean; and Davidson Avenue gardener, Kim Brown. The rally was in response to cuts to community block grant funding, which funds the GreenThumb program in New York City. Find out more about the rally, sign the petition to save GreenThumb, and more at New York City Community Garden Coalition.
Here are some pictures from one of our last workdays in the fall, with one of our great partners, Sustainable South Bronx’s BEST team. The BEST program is a ‘green job’ training program for people in the South Bronx. We partner with Sustainable South Bronx (SSBX) in many of our Bronx gardens. Our gardens provide learning spaces for them, and our gardens get all kinds of improvements. These pictures are from a workday that included building a bioswale to help stop erosion and run-off. The BEST team also helped to build a stone block path. We were joined by our other frequent partners, Bronx Green-Up, the community gardening branch of the New York Botanical Garden. Thanks to everyone for a great workday- on a beautiful fall day in the Bronx!