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’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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Gardeners are harvesting lots of vegetables these days, check out the pictures!
Check out the vegetables (and fruit) growing at Carver Garden in East Harlem!!
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
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
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