We are very pleased to be renewing our garden registration with NYC this year. All gardeners are welcome to join us for a registration session and workshop by GreenThumb. Saturday, Feb. 5th at 10:30a.m. in Chelsea is more convenient for most of us, details below. Hope to see you there!
Don’t forget to check out other free and fun garden workshops. All gardeners are encouraged to attend GreenThumb events, check the spring calendar here: http://www.greenthumbnyc.org/gardenevents.html
What do the New Parks Garden Rules Mean for You?
with Edie Stone, GreenThumb
This past fall, the Parks Department established a new set of Community Garden Rules designed to help preserve and protect New York City’s community gardens. These new rules were issued in advance of an expiring agreement between the New York State Attorney General’s office and the City of New York. GreenThumb Director Edie Stone will explain how these new rules apply to GreenThumb gardens, with special emphasis on the role of the garden contact people.
Other gardens are also invited to attend.
Tuesday, February 1 5:30 – 7pm
Saturday, February 5 10:30am – 12pm
Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th Street
Bus: M11 bus to W 25th St. and 9th Ave or 23rd St. crosstown bus to 9th Ave.
Train: C, E trains to W 23rd St.; #1 train to W 23rd St. and 7th Ave.; F, M trains to West 23rd St. and 6th Ave.
Thanks to Dee’s hard work our sidewalks are staying clear despite relentless snow this month!
We are the first to know salt can damage plants, but these storms call for a serious response.
Safety first! Salt distribution
Dee on it in the morning
under a blanket of snow
Snow! New York City woke up with a fresh blanket of snow Wednesday morning. Slippery streets and sidewalks made the morning commute a challenge for many. We are proud that our sidewalk path was wide and clear. Steve and Dee were on the scene very quickly and saved the day!
Yes, even in the winter, gardeners have serious responsibilities to keep our garden welcoming and safe! We should add shovels and hand warmers to our wish list!
Dee widens the path
determined morning action
footprints show snow doesn't keep the gardeners away
the sidewalk seems longer in the snow
Dee pauses and sends greetings to all the gardeners
2010 garden notes
Welcome to the 2011 season of our garden! We appreciate your support.
What will you grow in 2011?
Next month the garden will be registered with Green Thumb for a four year license: real progress towards the permanence of community gardening. Carrrie McCracken TRUCE Garden was also transferred off the HPD sales block to the Parks Department. It is now our challenge to demonstrate that neighborhood greening can be well done through citizen management.
Participation is open to all neighbors and we strive to accommodate all life schedules. Step up when and where you can. We call it making Stone Soup: varying contributions by many participants to make a productive feast for all .
Be sure to share! We want to hear your ideas!
Welcome to your garden.