Our pick up date will be Saturday May 12 10:00a.m. in the Bronx, reachable by public transportation if you can volunteer to help us. With good organization we can have the plants back to the garden by 11:30 that morning and have a plant sale.
April Monthly Meeting this Saturday April 14, 2012 12 Noon
If you cannot attend send comments, issues, reports by email by Friday
2012 Dues need to be paid this month. see Ivy , or Michelle, or Steve
Bokashi II Workshop this Sunday with Shig Matsukawa and Carey King
Just some inspiration! See you guys Saturday!
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.-
Robert Louis Stevenson
last year’s Arugula, cherry tomato (from garden) with fresh raw corn salad (with balsamic and white wine vinegar or white grape juice vinegar, EVOO, Sea Salt and fresh black cracked pepper with some fresh dill )
young sunflowers last year
Hello: This article needs to be read by every gardener and parent who will send children to the garden this year. We must use every safe, organic means for insect control; after an exceptional mild winter. this applies not only to mosquitoes; but also other plant pests.
We need to insure that people begin to understand how our growing of herbs can contribute; not just to the taste: but also, to the abundance and health of our crops at Carrie McCracken Truce Garden.
the recent decision to retain the collective Herb box; managed by Jen needs
To be acknowledged. And we need as well to ask each box holder to plant
Appropriate herbs and flowers among their veggies or in pots near their plot.
I have Snow peas, onions, sugar beets seeds, ready for planting. My Garlic
Is doing well and will be ready for transplant distribution soon. I will then give
My box to a new gardener.
Thanks Steve for sharing this link, reminding us there’s still time for lettuce, collards, peas and more!
It’s like a jungle sometimes
it makes me wonder
if the tomatoes will take over
ha-ha! ha! ha!
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Roy's new cabbage crop
Roy is one of the most committed stewards of our garden. Every week he spends many volunteer hours keeping the garden open, planting and watering crops, identifying problems and helping less experienced members get started. He is a great resource, chat with him when you see him! One of Roy’s pet peeves is crops rotting on the ground or vine. He has lots of experience and is always willing to help. If you plan to be away you can let him know your harvest schedule and how you want your plot tended to.
Roy with cucumber and very large tomato
It’s not always the amount of produce but the quality time spent outdoors without going far from home that makes community gardens a great experience. Justin is a third-year grower with the garden, having planted sunflowers the past two years. This year his mom and dad started seeds indoors, joined the garden and have their own planting space. They are now harvesting the fruits of their labor and family unity.
Justin enjoys the garden with his family
Star gardeners Sage and Tiana with a tomato picked from our garden today. Thanks to Lydia for sharing these lovely photos. Lydia also invites artists interested in performing or presenting in the garden to reach out to us!
Tiana and Sage with gorgeous August tomato
broken bricks make nice paths between plots
getting tools and getting to work
good meeting attendance even in the rain
mulberries are a hit