The regular second Saturday meeting for February is exceptionally canceled, due to the snow and holiday weekend. We always welcome your input and inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gardeners gathered on February 1st at our local 115th St. library branch. Many thanks to our friends and fellow gardeners at the library for providing a wonderful room. We discussed plans for spring including plant orders, cat control and open hours, postponed election of officers, shared ideas for new outreach and fundraising.
Ivy, Steve and Marta attended the NYC Community Gardens Coalition event on February 6th. It was great to hear some of our elected officials making plans to help us protect our gardens as the State Attorney’s community_gardens_agreement is set to expire. For example, we met City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, newly elected Chair of the Committee on Parks and Recreation, who has studied our garden’s case in past years and look forward to working with her. Bobby Wilson of the American Community Garden Association was inspiring and led one of the afternoon workshops. It’s always great to see gardeners come together and we had a great time.
NYCCGC Forum 2010
See you for our next regular meeting on Saturday, March 13th at noon (indoor location to be confirmed).
Our first garden planning meeting of the season is set for this Monday, February 1st from 6 to 8p.m. at our local library:
New York Public Library, 115th Street branch
203 West 115th Street, just west of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard
New York, NY 10026-2403
We’ll be setting dates and making lists for all our spring activities: street tree planting, planting box assignments, electing officers, responding to the feral cat population, preparing soil and more. We’ll be planning for the Three Sisters Garden, Pablo memorial and other growing areas in our new layout. Come share your ideas and make this garden grow.
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winter wonders of indoor gardens
n Saturday, February 6th, we’ll be at the New York City Community Gardens Coalition Forum, from 9am to 4:30p.m. at the New School, 66 West 12th St. Hope you will join us at this free forum to learn more about city gardens and their legal status. nyccgc.org, tel. 888 311-3993
Our regular garden meetings resume this month, and the second Saturday is February 13th. Please reply with your availability for this President’s Day weekend and second Saturdays generally this season. We are proposing a meeting at 1p.m. at an indoor location to be determined on Saturday, February 13th.
Can’t make it to a meeting? We always welcome your garden suggestions and stories by reply.
Saturday, August 8th, as every second Saturday, we will meet in the garden, weather permitting, at 11a.m. Members updates and activities will be on the agenda, come meet your neighbors and share your news.
Also, Monday, August 3rd, at 6:30p.m. we will hold an exceptional meeting at Citizen’s Care Senior Center, across the street from the garden, to discuss and approve garden by-laws and guidelines. If you can’t join us be sure to send any suggestions or questions to us here.
Join our August meetings
Mark your calendars now for the general meeting September 12th at 11a.m. in the garden, plus another exceptional meeting to develop garden governance on Monday, September 14th at 6:30p.m.
Posted in 2009
Tagged August, meetings