Community Greens

People of color, culture, health & fitness

Bronx Community Farm Hubs

Hi Sulan, Heather, Chuck, Atiba, and Howard

Congratulations! You have been awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Mayoral Service Recognition Program. The Mayoral Certificate, signed by New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, is awarded to those that have completed more than 100 hours of volunteer service. 

Thank you for your volunteer service on behalf of Bissel Community Garden as part of the Bronx Community Farm Hubs!

Bill DeBlasio

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Bronx Hot Sauce Gardens

Padre Plaza Success Garden

Morning Glory Garden

Garden of Happiness

La Finca Del Sur Urban Farm

Brook Park Youth Farm

New Roots Community Garden

The Lehman Edible Garden

Bissel Gardens

Drew Gardens

Intervale Green Rooftop Farm

Libertad Urban Farm

The Little Green Garden/Rock Garden

New York Botanical Garden

The Point CDC

Havemeyer Garden Association

Rincon Criollo

Wishing Well Garden

Kelly Street Garden

Community Access Davidson Garden

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

Rivers Run Community Garden

Bathgate Community Garden

Pelham Organics Garden

Clay Avenue Community Garden

Dewitt Clinton High School

Eagle Slope Community Garden

Rock Garden

TAQWA Community Farm

River Garden

J.M Rapport High School

Marble Hill House Garden

Morris Campus Farm

Hope The Friendly Garden On The Hill, Harlem

Filed under: Bissel Gardens, Community Gardens, Community Green, Food, Gardening,

Monarch Phenomenon

“One monarch, after all, is just a butterfly, but millions together make a phenomenon. One garden, too, is just a garden, but millions together make a solution”.

Sara Dykman

Filed under: Butterfly, Community Gardens, Community Green, It Takes A Village,

Be For Bees

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Bronx River Flotilla

You are invited to the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla on May 15, 2021

The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla is right around the corner! Paddle down the Bronx River to help raise money for the Canoe Program, all while exploring NYC’s only freshwater river. Your participation will allow us to continue to offer free and low-cost paddling adventures to local Bronx students and their families. Register here.

Filed under: Bronx Parks, Bronx River, Bronx River Alliance, BxRA, Community Green, Events,

Propagation Cleanup

Got a chance to chat with Steve Ritz, Green Bronx Machine, on the seasons first Saturday cleanup in Propagation at Bissel on April 24. Prop Volunteer Days every 3rd Saturday of the month from 11-2pm.

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Duncomb Ave Bridges

Had a great working day with Roseanne Andrade Saturday May 1, 2001 on the Riverkeepers Sweep of the Duncomb Ave Bridges on the Bronx River.

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Community Greens


It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view. - Chuck Vasser

Bissel Volunteer Day

Every 3rd Saturday of the monthMay 15, 2021
Great Gardening!

Juneteenth at Bissel Garden

Cleanup at the Market @ Bissel GardensJune 19, 2021
Congratulations Don Yearwood & Leroy Archible. We appreciate your service!

The Green Fit Chick

Many people forget how important hydration is, especially after a seven or eight-hour night's rest with no water. Start your morning off right and get hydrated. A glass of water, a dash of sea salt and the juice of a fresh lemon will get your day off to the great start.

Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness
I couldn’t have said this better:
Do Something Active Every Day
Do Stay Engaged in Life
Don’t Overeat
Don’t Drink to Excess
Never Smoke

Added Sugar

You already know you consume too much sugar and it can have serious health consequences. Manufactures sneak sugar into their products under the names below as “added sugars”. Be healthy. Read labels. Eliminate added sugar from your diet while eating fruits and vegetables that contain minerals, vitamins, fiber and natural sugar.

Reduce Sodium In Beans

Draining and rinsing canned beans can reduce their sodium content by more than 40%. But taking just a few extra minutes is key to getting the most benefit. The reduced-sodium beans are ready to use in any favorite recipe.

Longer Life

According to new research 1. not smoking, 2. limiting your alcohol intake, 3. staying active, 4. maintaining a healthy weight, and 5. eating nutritious foods could not only extend your life, but improve the quality of it.

Cog Blogging

Bronx Fixed is Back! - BxFxd

Bike Positions

A riders determines how s/he wants to ride a bike and what type of bike they will use. Bikes, therefore, come in different configurations and geometries to suit individual riders. Different body positions suit each bike, such as 2 o’clock, 12 o’clock, 1 o’clock and so on.

Community Greens Consulting

Rover Rollover

Poop To You

Pet waste adds excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus to the environment. These nutrients many create unstable conditions that create habitat for invasive weeds. Responsively get rid of your pet waste. Don’t leave it on the trail/street!

Dog Crates

Done right, crate training helps breed familiarity, trust and a sense of security between your pup and his crate. You should not put dogs in crates that have not been properly crate trained.

Mat Training

Mat Training- A mat, or a defined place for a dog to “go to,” is a versatile and useful behavior to teach a dog. A mat can be a a dog bed, a dog mat, a bath mat, a towel, a blanket, – whatever makes the most sense for the dog and the handler.

Rude Dog Owners

Rude Habits Of Dog Owners. These are some of the things people complain about the most when it comes to dog owners.



As the pandemic disrupts global food supply chains, people may have to depend more on locally grown food. Experts expect the number of people suffering through severe food shortages could swell to 265 million people in 2020.
Bissel Gardeners are glad they have been community gardening and raising food for themselves for more than 25 years. We hope when the NYC Pause In Place is lifted more folks will see the need for community gardens and will join us! Chuck the Gardener

Green Tips

Bananas As Fertilizer


Handstands & Other Feats

In a world full of
little people I admit
I am minuscule. – Tiny

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“One monarch, after all, is just a butterfly, but millions together make a phenomenon. One garden, too, is just a garden, but millions together make a solution". - Sara Dykman.

All Of Us Research Program

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Political Action News May 2021

Political Action News May 2021

Fouls & Violations by Kevin Sparrock – His latest edition of irREFutable magazine is out. There’s a 20% discount. Get your copy!

Fried Chicken & Philosophy


The Butterfly Project


Cream-style soups are a favorite for warm, soothing meals on cold winter nights. The addition of a cup or two of cooked beans can stretch canned or homemade soup into a complete, protein-rich meal in just minutes. Stir a can of drained rinsed white beans into tomato soup. Or try pinto beans added to cream of celery soup.