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

Projects at LES People Care Garden

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!

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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