We did some work at Albert’s Garden last Thursday–sanding the fence so that in the future it can be primed and painted. We made good headway on the project and hope to schedule another workday in the future.
We’ve been working throughout the summer on some projects at the Lower East Side People Care Garden. We have had several volunteer groups, including a regular group from the summer day camp program from Henry Street Settlement. We have been working on a variety of projects including building a new picnic table and benches, painting […]building picnic tables, Henry Street Settlement, Lower East Side People Care Garden, Manhattan Land Trust, NYC community gardens, urban gardens
On a historic Monday, June 27th, the 18 gardens from the Bronx Land Trust and the 14 gardens from the Manhattan Land Trust were officially conveyed from the Trust for Public Land to their respective land trusts. This means that the land trusts officially own the gardens, and can help preserve the gardens for future […]Bronx Land Trust, Manhattan Land Trust, NYC community gardens, preserve nyc gardens, urban gardens, urban land preservation
We had a great workday last week as we built a new three-bin compost system at Carver Garden in East Harlem. The bin build was sponsored by the NYC Compost Project in Manhattan, hosted at the Lower East Side Ecology Center, with technical assistance from Charlie Bayrer, of Earth Matter.3 bin compost system, Carver Community Garden, community garden composting, community gardens, how to build a 3 bin compost system, LES Ecology Center, Manhattan Land Trust, NYC community gardens, urban gardens
This summer, several projects have been finished at Papo’s Garden, in East Harlem. Workers from the Horticultural Society of New York’s GreenTeam helped to build a rainwater harvesting system to catch rain from the gazebo in the garden. They also built a new shed for the garden to store tools and materials. The Bronx and […]Horticultural Society of New York, Manhattan Land Trust, NYC community gardens, rainwater harvesting, urban gardens
On Monday we had a great group from Barclays Capital serving through New York Cares at Carver Garden in East Harlem. The group got a ton of work done including: preparing, planting, and mulching a new flower and herb garden area scrubbing and waterproofing the gazebo deconstructing a concrete path putting new gravel on the […]Barclays Capital, Manhattan Land Trust, New York Cares, NYC community gardens, urban gardens