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

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Albert’s Garden–Serenity in the City

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

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

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

Compost Bin Build at Carver Garden

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 MatterContinue reading

Projects Finished at Papo’s Garden

This summer, several projects have been finished at Papo’s Garden, in East Harlem.  Workers from the Horticultural Society of New York’s GreenTeam helped to build a rainwater harvesting system to catch rain from the gazebo in the garden.  They also built a new shed for the garden to store tools and materials.  The Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts helped to build a new picnic table and benches for the garden. 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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