Our garden participated in a heritage rose planting. We share this update on the program:
I hope that you are enjoying the beginning of spring. I wanted to let you know about some of the exciting events going on in the HeritageRoseDistrict this season, and particularly this weekend. We are very lucky to have Dr. Malcolm Manners and 11 of his students fly up from Florida Southern University this Friday! We can thank Dr. Manners and his students for many of the hundreds of roses that grace your community gardens, parks, and cultural institutions. The group arrives Friday morning, and is going straight from the airport to plant roses at Hamilton Grange. Saturday morning the students will be facilitating a workshop at Broadway Community Housing for residents and a local Girl Scout troop on how to propagate roses from rose cuttings. It is a very busy weekend, but I have attached a schedule for anyone who was interested in participating.
In addition, we are happy to announce a new partnership with the High School for Environmental Studies. Not only are several students interested in the District and will be joining us in this weekend’s activities, but an AP Biology class is planning on studying the DNA of Heritage Roses! In addition, the high school includes a large roof garden (and greenhouse) where Heritage Roses can be grown.
Saturday, May 5th we will be adding new sites to the district. Recommendations for new sites are welcome.
Saturday, June 9th we are very excited to welcome the Graff family to New York. Jacob Graff is the high school student who has been developing the HeritageRoseDistrict mobile walking tour for your smart phone. In June we welcome Jacob, his family, and the Borough President to celebrate the district. Please stay tuned for more information.
I will be checking in with all of our existing sites shortly, but wanted to note that Stephen has worked very hard to develop a maintenance guide for our heritage roses to ensure that they thrive. As you know, heritage roses are different from other roses, and often do not require pruning. Please take a moment to look at the guide (attached), and feel free to reach out with any questions.
If you don’t already, please follow us on twitter @HeritageRoseNYC and via our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HeritageRoseDistrictNYC
Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer
This Saturday, October 22nd from 4-7p.m. join us to celebrate the end of the harvest season in your local community garden.
Creatively Green event by Seeds to Soil in the Carrie McCracken TRUCE Community Garden at West 117th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.
Download and share the flyer announcement
Participate in envisioning plans for the future:
Bring a picture, drawing or writing of what it means to be creatively green in Harlem.
Have your portrait taken as part of a crowdsourced Inside Out Art Action project supporting urban environmental sustainability.
View images and interviews of your neighbors showcasing how both small and large gestures can have a positive impact on our neighborhood.
Share your vision of the sustainable future of our neighborhood.
Exchange ideas with your neighbors over some food.
Celebrate the first full year of the New York City Parks designation of the Carrie McCracken TRUCE Community Garden!
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On the occasion of the Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference at Hostos this weekend, we invite you to meet gardeners in Harlem!
Mini Harlem Garden Tour 2011 brochure
Whings Lido Celebration Flyer
Lido Celebration Mixer Announcement
Despite pressures from encroachment and gentrification; Harlem Community Gardens continue to provide focal points of pride and common ground for residents and visitors alike. This short tour gives just a peek; because there are new gardens being formed as well as stable veteran gardens and revived gardens. Harlem boasts many school gardens, municipal housing gardens as well as independent organization gardens. Harlem gardens operate under many agency jurisdictions. some are Land trusted,and many are preserved under new Parks Department rules issued this year.
Tentative Tour Schedule
The Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden:10:00-10:20 (122nd //7th & 8th)
Little Green Acres: 10:25-10:45 (122nd near 8th)
10 minutes walking/meandering time:10:45-10:55
Hattie McCracken/TRUCE Garden: 10:55-11:15 (St. Nicholas //117th&118th)
10 minutes walking/meandering time(11:15-11:25)
The New 123rd Street Block Association Garden11:25-11:45 (123rd // 7th and Malcolm X Blvd)
10 minutes walking time: 11:45-11:55
The Clayton Williams Memorial Garden:11:55-12:15 (126th & 8th)
Meet at Lido after the conference, from 5:30-6:00pm- 9:00pmish…
Reservations are under Eren T. G. (Carrie McCraken Garden)
Italian Style reasonably priced upscale local returnee restaurant with a new name…
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Dear Carrie McCracken TRUCE garden composters,
Looking forward to another food waste deposit. I have prepared an area
in a new planting box. I am forwarding a communication from Vandra;
eco-entrepreneur and activist Board Member of the New York City Community
She has invited us to be a part of an exciting event reviewing
progress in spreading the potential benefits of Bokashi recycling.
I spoke with Vandra yesterday; and she would like to know if we
can attend and present word of our collaboration. Please share
with the participants at HCFS to see how many can attend and
share the flyer with your networks. The sooner we get this technology inot
widespread use for environmental and agricultural benefits; the greener our
urban communities will be.
Invitation from Vandra:
As seasoned or new fermenters, I would really appreciate your attending this demonstration. While the program will include the basics of fermenting from making the bran, to watching a couple of the composting practices, I would also like to introduce other gardens using fermented food waste and the research that is going on at Brooklyn College.
Want to recycle your food scraps? and help urban composting? Have you heard about fermenting food scraps? Do you know that fermented food scraps is good for composting and worm bins?
hear the developing story
of fermenting food waste in NYC
from fermenters, scientists, gardeners,
households and small businesses, all recycling their organic food waste and providing valuable resources for community garden composting
Saturday, October 29 @ 11:00 AM—2:00 PM*
Trilok Fusion Center for Arts and Education
143 Waverly Avenue, Fort Greene
rsvp to 718 623 1911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* made possible with grant from Councilmember Letitia James
Vokashi – kitchen waste solution
2nd Place Winner – BPL’s PowerUp! Business Plan competition
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A round of applause for PeeWee, garden hero for taking all the trash bags gathered in the storm to the curb for pick-up this morning! Thank him when you see him.
PeeWee is glad no damage was done during the storm, but salutes everyone who prepared, reminding us that it’s best to have things in order, for anything that comes our way.
PeeWee doesn't put off what must be done
The garden was well-prepared and suffered no notable damage during the Irene storm.
sawing plywood to fit the shed sides
We prepared for hurricane Irene on Saturday morning. Harlem is elevated ground and our area has not been evacuated.
We temporarily enclosed the tool shed with plywood and moved all tools and loose items inside, to prevent them from blowing in the wind.
Larger furniture is stacked. tied and anchored.
Special thanks to Mike, Roy, Steve, Marta and Michelle for preparing the garden.
Roy secures shelter posts, hammering bolts into the ground
the tarp roof removed
benches tied together
all benches and chairs stacked and tied
trees as anchors
Most of our gardeners have experienced hurricanes before. Steve led a repair train to the yard for the MTA during the last one to hit New York and is relieved to be retired today. Roy and Mike have seen many hurricanes on the islands. Michelle was in a flooded house in North Point. It was great to share stories and advice.
We send best wishes to our friends and loved ones still working to secure the City and hope everyone else enjoys their forced staycations.
good excuse to clean out
Mike and Steve install temporary plywood on tool shed
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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
Harlem Community Gardens are pleased to announce that “HARLEM GREEN,” the 6th Annual Harlem Community Gardens Tour, will take place on Saturday, July 30th (raindate, Sunday, July 31stst)2011, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The Tour will begin with a breakfast in the Joseph Daniel Wilson Community Garden at 219 West 122nd Street, and the last stop will be at the William A. Harris Garden on 153rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, where Tourists will experience a traditional, home-style Harlem Barbecue.
The Harlem gardens, all managed by community volunteers, are among New York City’s most extraordinary and best–kept secrets. Tourists will discover an amazing variety of trees, vegetables, herbs and f lowers as well as ponds, gazebos, rain-water harvesting systems, and more. The gardens are host to people of all ages. Some are shade gardens where folks can come to relax or cook a meal. The gardens run programs for toddlers, young mothers, youths and seniors; some have tutoring programs and environmental studies workshops for teens and other community folks. There are canning and preserving workshops. Some gardens host Community Supported Agriculture programs, “CSA’s”.
“Harlem Green” has been made possible with assistance from the following agencies and organizations: the Green Guerillas of NYC;Greenthumb; The NYC Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC); the Parks and Recreation Department of NYC ; Project Harmony, Inc., and the William A. Harris Garden.