It's My Park Day

Despite the cloudy cool weather, we had a great afternoon for It’s My Park Day. Farmer Ted brought us three hens (yet to be named). Jen and Karl’s two boys cleaned out the coop, put in fresh dirt, straw and wood chips and welcomed the ladies to their new home. One of them laid an egg while waiting in the crate.

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Welcome to Our New Turtle

Our friend and turtle expert, Richard Ogust, brought back one of Bob’s two cooter turtles after her convalescence from a shell infection. She took to the pond like a (what else?) turtle to water. The other female will join the others soon.

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It's My Park Day

The city-wide It’s My Park Day is happening in parks all over the city from this weekend through the summer. We are celebrating the day on Saturday, May 21. All are welcome for volunteering to clean up, plant, prune, eat, drink and hang out. There will also be activities for children, turtles, fish and maybe

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Peter Lambert, 1936-2015

We mourn the loss of a true friend: generous, funny, self-effacing, and kind. He had tremendous integrity. Old school. “Bowery Pete” “His father called him Skeezix” From Jane Barrer Co-President of M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden:

“Dear Gardeners:

I am sorry to tell you that we lost our friend and gardener Pete Lambert early this morning. Pete passed away shortly after midnight at Beth Israel.

…We will all miss him.

Rest in peace, Pete.”

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Halloween in the Garden

It was a lovely afternoon in the garden for a fun and scary Halloween event. There was face painting, mask making, beanbag toss, gross body parts, candy and a huge basket of apples. All children were welcomed at the gate by our spectral gardener.

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Lady Bug Release

The latest Ladybug release was a big hit yesterday. Dozens of families and kids joined in the fun, doing arts and crafts, learning about ladybugs and going around the garden releasing hundreds of the tiny insects. Many thanks to Jenifer for organizing the event, and Bud, Oriol and Sam for manning the tables. Click on a thumbnail below to see photos.

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