Halloween Photos

Halloween 2017 was great! A sunny crisp afternoon. Children and parents were greeted by our friendly neighborhood scarecrow (and Jim). They got treats, played beanbag toss, had their palms read, made popcorn hands and guessed the gross and gooey guts.

Thanks to Jane for organizing the whole thing, after having to postpone the event because

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We're Not the Only Beautiful Garden on the Lower Eastside

Debra and I found ourselves looking for citibikes today at a stand on Ave C and 9th St, an intersection framed by two large community gardens. They were both created in abandoned empty lots by dedicated residents of a poor neighborhood forgotten by the city. They were also defended by the same gardeners against later development

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Childrens' Book Festival

This past weekend, as part of the LUNGS Harvest Festival, Jane, with the help of Jen and her daughter, Molly, and other gardeners, hosted a children’s book give-away. Many families sat in the garden reading with their kids, visiting the chickens and feeding the fish and turtles.

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Turtle Medicine Part II

This Saturday, the turtle crew will be conducting the second treatment of our turtles for whatever the bug was that infected one of our large female Cooters. She’s back in the pond now and doing better. But doctor’s orders are that we dose all the turtles again with the medication he provided. The pond will

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We Memorialize Bob's Brother

We gathered under the BRC eaves out of the rain to memorialize Bob’s brother, Ronald. Steve played a lovely piece.

Family members came from Philadelphia and Baltimore. Bob spoke eloquently about Ronald, their childhood and their family.

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Turtle Medical Treatment Event

We carried out the first of two treatments for a possible infection of our turtles. This required pumping out the pond, moving our growing fish population to a tank, and dosing the turtles with the medication provided by a veterinarian. Richard and Elizabeth did the difficult process of inserting the medication into the turtles’ stomachs.

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