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 […]

2014 Annual General Meeting Minutes

2014 Annual General Meeting Minutes Sunday, March 9, 2014 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. @ Fifth Avenue Committee offices 621 Degraw St. (bet. 3rd & 4th Ave.) MINUTES 25 people in attendance (Sharon, 1 child, 23 members – list at bottom) Moderator & timekeeper: Melanie Holcomb Minutes: Gabriele Wolf 1.     Introduce yourself, offer your favorite […]

Upcoming Vote on Fostering Chickens in the Garden this Winter

Dear Gardeners, We covered a lot of ground at the membership meeting during our October 13 Garden Day, including our new organization into work teams and whether, given the resounding support from our chicken survey, we should foster hens again, or perhaps consider getting our own small flock. Fostering is relatively easy—a limited-time commitment that […]

Save the Date! Sunday, August 11th

SAVE THE DATE August 11th for The Next Garden Day! 10 AM – 1:30 PM with Meeting & Lunch at 12:30 PM  

Garden Day This Saturday, July 13th

Garden Day This Saturday, July 13th _____________________________________________ 10 AM – 1:30 PM with Meeting & Lunch at 12:30 PM Saturday’s Garden Day agenda includes: – Weed, Trim, Weed, Trim, Weed, Trim – Clear ivy growth – Picnic table repair – re-attach wood support to underside – Stack bricks neatly by brick firepit – Clean street adjacent to fences on […]