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About Chuck

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I learned to garden growing up in Morrisania, a neighborhood in the Bronx, and it was the best thing that could have happened to a kid in a a city. It led to a rewarding green career and I still work in community gardens.

My other passion is basketball. Even thought I’ve tried lots of things, including bicycle racing, basketball provides the right mix of excitement that keeps me active as a referee.

I am invested in the community between basketball and gardening and every so often, the game and the garden are in the same NYCHA development!

I try to cook heathy and carry a camera wherever I go so life is well rounded. Enjoy the site. Feel free to add your nickel to the quarter!

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Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.  – Zora Neale Hurston

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Anyone can join a garden. With more than 600 gardens across the five boroughs, potential members and volunteers should choose carefully. To aid in your search, GreenThumb has provided a Garden Finder from GardenMaps.

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Green Tips!

Bee proactive!

A few things you can do to help keep bees healthy:

  • plant different flowers that bloom throughout the season for the bees;

    • native plants and other perennials

    • bloom colors of yellow, white,  blue, and purple

  • watch for neonicotinoid-free note on plant tags- some tags will claim that insecticides were used for ‘your plant’s health’ (but NOT for the bees!)

  • leave the blossoms until they expire

  • plant plants with fragrant flowers with a long bloom season

  • consider early blooming plants for bees that have had little nourishment over the winter

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