Annual General Meeting, Sunday, March 6th

Community Garden General Meeting This Sunday, March 6th  Our annual General Membership Meeting is 1:30pm-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at the Fifth Avenue Committee offices (621 Degraw St. between Fourth and Third Avenues). We’ll be discussing the commitments and our hopes, dreams and plans for the coming year, as well as electing a steering committee. […]

TreeCycle! Recycle Your Holiday Trees, Jan. 9-10

TREECYCLE! Saturday, Jan. 9 & Sunday. Jan 10 10am – 2pm Recycle Holiday Trees at these BANG Land Trust Community Gardens: Greenpace@President, corner of President & 5th Ave. Prospect Heights Community Farm, St. Marks betwen Vanderbilt & Underhill NOTE: Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, and netting before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. […]

Small Army Speeds WSMC Garden’s Big Projects

Small Army Speeds WSMC Garden’s Big Projects Sometimes it just seems we have too many tasks for too few hands. What would we do with an infusion of willing labor? We found out on Thursday, Nov. 5. Citizens Committee, the philanthropy whose grant enabled us to upgrade the Warren St. entrance, organized a corporate volunteer […]

All Hands on Deck: Our New Shed is Coming!

The grant proposals of last year are becoming reality. The heavy construction for our Warren St. entryway project is successfully behind us, and a planting plan is underway for our November garden day. And our new, bigger and better shed arrives next week. You are cordially invited to help prepare the way! Saturday, Oct. 10, 10AM […]

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day: The Story of the New Warren St. Entrance

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was our upgrade to the Warren St. entrance. But heck, ours only took ONE year! Melanie Holcomb masterminded the grant proposal, winning $1,500 from Citizens Committee with a plan that included the rough steps we needed to take. That was last fall. The grant came through this […]

Free Plays & Movies in the Garden

SHORT PLAYS Communal Spaces: A Garden Play Festival is presenting two short plays (20 min. each) for the next three weekends in the community garden. There’s ample opportunity for everyone to see these plays! And they’re FREE! Saturdays & Sundays Sept. 19-20, 26-27 5:00pm An Apple Today by Charly E. Simpson, directed by Megan Weaver 6:00pm Enter […]

June 14, 2015, Garden Day Meeting Notes

June 14, 2015 – Garden Day Meeting Notes We had a great turnout on a beautiful day and got through a long list of chores. The sidewalks are neat and clean, the shed is much more organized, the litter is gone, and there are MANY fewer weeds. The peaches have been winnowed in the hopes […]

Angel Family Farm CSA Coming to the Community Garden!

Join Angel Family Farm CSA! The Angel’s have been farming in Orange County, New York since 2006. Originally from Mexico, the Angel’s launched Angel Family Farm after taking farm business courses given through Grow NYC’s New Farmer Development Project in 2004. Their farm since then has flourished to what it is now, a sustainable farm […]

A New Garden Sponsor: VolunteerSpot.com

    VolunteerSpot.com makes it possible for us to coordinate our the work of garden members. The software’s easy signups and scheduling save us a lot of time, and help us keep track of our work teams and garden day attendance. We use the premium version of the software, but there is a very good […]

Please Support the Trees

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree Or a bill more happily paid Than for the work that keeps them hale (Apologies to Joyce Kilmer) Dear garden members, The honey locust gives us shade in summer and leaves for our compost in fall. The venerable Golden Raintree is an annual […]