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!
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 →