Our garden’s future looks brilliant! Thanks to all our gardeners who participated in the workshops and panels at the “Youth in Gardens: Growing Peas & Justice” conference organized by the New York City Community Garden Coalition.
Max on stage
It is very inspiring to everyone in the garden to have such experienced and dedicated young gardeners showing us the way forward.
Max, Karen Washington, Asche, Sage and Sojo
listening to fellow gardeners
getting right to work on new planting beds
Thanks to everyone who came out to help open the garden for the season. Our hands were chilly but the gardeners were warm and welcoming.
Special guest and honoree:
Bill Yosses, White House Pastry Chef and one of the caretakers of the
White House Garden
Green Guerillas members and community gardeners: join us as as we look back at a bountiful growing season.
Hear about community garden success stories, learn about the amazing work of our youth interns, and see colorful images of the harvest.
Free food, refreshments, and garden stories. Free raffle of t-shirts, bulbs, and gift certificates.
Free and open to all.
- 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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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!
This week only, you get breakfast, lunch, workshops and a t-shirt for just $3 when you register for GreenThumb’s annual conference!
It’s time to mark your calendars and pre-register for the 26th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether conference at Hostos Community College, Saturday March 20th, 2010, from 9a.m. to 4p.m.
Interested? Mail in the GTGTInvitation yourself before March 8th, or register at the door for $5 and no t-shirt.
Everyone is welcome, we hope to see you there.
Visit GreenThumb’s website for updated details.
See you at the conference!