We had a wonderful celebration on Saturday. TRUCE organized a moving memorial to beloved student Pablo David, with a screening of his video work and dancing to Garifuna drums. Many visitors to the garden potted sunflowers. We are grateful to everyone who attended, especially Pablo’s brother and friends and we thank New Song and all of our neighbors for sharing in this with us.
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TRUCE courtyard portrait mural
uniting to support the children of our community
Garifuna music with percussion and song
sunflowers transplanted and new crops planted
dummers play Garifuna rhythms
outstanding blooms in a garden box
sharing inspiration from Pablo
the grill is lit and the tables of treats are ready
New Song visits the garden and gets an introduction by Steve
the roses bloomed for the celebration
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Pablo Celebration Event Announcement
Join us in the garden this Saturday, May 22nd to celebrate the life of Pablo David, with a festive musical tribute to his Garifuna roots.
11am in the garden
- Sage picks the first radish of the season!
- sunflowers germinating in time for Pablo memorial
peppers and other starts in Steve's market project box
hazelnut growing vigorously
Ivy added annuals rock garden area
new bed layout
lots of passers-by stop to take a look
garden members discuss
grape vines survived the winter and now have trellis
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Tagged community garden, garden, garden beds, gardeners, grape vine, harlem, hazelnut, layout, New York City, peppers, plants, radish, rock garden, spring, strawberry, sunflowers, trellis
May 10, 2010
Carrie McCracken TRUCE Garden
New York City
On behalf of the Urban Environment program at Cornell University Cooperative Extension – NYC, I extend a bounty of thanks to the gardeners of the Carrie McCracken TRUCE Garden who so graciously hosted participants of the Garden Mosaics training on April 19th. We certainly appreciated your opening the garden to us and so generously sharing your experiences and knowledge about the garden and surrounding community.
Upon our return to the classroom at the Dana Center in Central Park, participants worked in groups to create poster collages that reflected what they had observed and learned in their tours of the gardens and neighborhood. In their presentations of the posters it was apparent that they had learned a great deal and had gained a new awareness and appreciation for community gardens and the smaller green spaces in our city. The groups also completed community garden inventories, summarizing what they had learned about the garden. These inventories have been posted on the Garden Mosaics website:
Direct link to inventory:
You may also visit our Facebook page to view select photographs from the day’s training activities:
Thanks again for welcoming us to the Carrie McCracken TRUCE garden. The visit to the community garden was a highlight of the training and having the opportunity to speak with gardeners really brought the garden and its role in the community to life.
May you all enjoy a fruitful gardening season.
Thanks for the great turn out at our May meeting. It threatened to rain but ended up being a beautiful day.
Our team of gardeners and supporters
Everyone came ready to help and we made good progress on our spring cleaning.
At the meeting we discussed watering (thank you Royland!), creating a rain water collection barrel, composting (thank you Sally, Yoko and Eren!). garbage collection (try to carry away as much of your own trash as possible, larger collections can go out to the curb on collection days). Michelle, John, Eren, Geddes and Marilyn moved the gazebo in between the trees in the community space. TRUCE discussed their ideas to collaborate with the garden through TRUCE Roots (8-10 students) and a mural on the garden wall.
Thanks again to everyone who attended the meeting and showed their support!