May 8, 2011
end of April
We are very proud of our fig tree for surviving a very harsh winter with no trouble. We didn’t even have to wrap it. Matt picked the perfect variety for this spot, very hardy. It is late to open its leaves but first to start producing fruit this year!
buds and bulbs just appearing in April
pretty in pink
What a spectacular show our cherry blossoms put on this year! They are doing fine in our New York City sidewalk. The tulips Ivy planted with students also grew well and were much enjoyed by the neighbors.
crocuses in bloom
garlic planted last fall
Ready to go!
We encourage all gardeners to attend GreenThumb’s free workshops, often featuring free giveaways for GreenThumb gardens like ours!
See their full brochure here or check our garden calendar on our homepage for upcoming events.
This is a great way to visit other gardens, meet other gardeners and learn new skills!
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Snow surprise on March 24th
tulips emerge from street tree pits
Our gardeners attended a press conference yesterday where the City announced it would adopt the new rules for our community gardens and today they are in the news.
See Ivy explain collards on NY1 !
A shot of Steve on channel 11
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
We await confirmation that our garden will be transferred to jurisdiction of the Parks Department so we can enjoy these protections.
The NYCCGC monthly meeting is in Harlem
Come share your garden stories and hear how you can save our city gardens
Thursday July 15
112th Street @ Madison Ave [map]
6:30 – 8:30pm
On the Agenda:
What’s going on in your garden?
Update on HPD/Parls Dept. Proposed Revisions
to GreenThumb Rules
(set to replace the expiring
2002 Communty Gardens Agreement)
NYCCGC & Community Announcements
- 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!
We are so proud of our three new street trees! These double-bloomed pink Kwanzan cherry blossoms are spectacular. Congratulations to Michelle who led the project. Special thanks to Geddes for getting them in the ground. We thank Nobu for donating the beautiful trees. Thanks to Ian for coordinating with Parks and Manhattan Forester Frick for his support.
Help us take care of them! They love water and we want them litter-free. Remember – your dogs can burn them, so this is not their turf – lead them to the curb. With everone’s help, we can make them the whole neighborhood’s to enjoy for many years to come.
profusion of pink petals
Three trees for the three-sisters garden