Opening Day 2017

The opening day of Spring 2017 was glorious. Spring has finally arrived. We held the first garden meeting of the season, with a number of neighbors interested in joining getting a tour and orientation before the meeting. The water has been turned on so we can water plants and refresh the turtle pond. We have a new wheelchair accessible raised bed garden awaiting topsoil. There were tons of families coming through. Kids love to dig in the dirt in the children’s area. The sandbox will will be out in a week or so. We can expect new chickens to move in soon also. And we will announce soon the release of our 11 turtles back in the pond after their winter indoors. We have a hawk either visiting or living in the garden. There’s a lot going on!

Come visit. Don’t forget our
Open Hours, Summer, Spring and Fall

Thursdays: 5PM – 7PM
Saturday: 12PM – 4PM
Sundays: 12PM – 4PM

First Meeting of the Season

Our first general garden membership meeting is always held on the second Sunday in April, which, this year, falls on this Sunday, April 9. We especially welcome folks who are interested in joining the garden and hope you can join us a half-hour before the meeting for a meet and greet, a good way to learn about the garden. Here’s a flyer. Feel free to pass it on to friends and neighbors.

New Raised Bed Ready for Spring Planting

Green Thumb, the community garden outreach agency of the Parks Department visited last week and conducted a workshop about raised bed gardening, including the construction of a wheelchair accessible raised bed next to the bocce court.
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Affordable Housing Lottery Open at Essex Crossing

After 50 years, new apartment buildings are going up along Delancey St at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. Some of the housing will be “affordable”. As reported in The Lo-Down, the city has opened a lottery to fill the apartments.

 

 

 

 

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Neighbors to Save Rivington House Event

Spread the word. Join us in this effort to save a precious resource in our community.

Spring Birds are Coming

Cornell Ornithology Lab of Ornithology is offering an online course on birds of the Northeast. That’s us!

Spring Field Ornithology—Northeast