Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

NYRP Tree Giveaway at Bissel Gardens Saturday October 6th

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Native Bees

Gardening For Bees

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The Bronx Sancochazo

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The Sancochazo is organized by Green Worker Cooperatives, and their goal is to provide an opportunity for the community to come together, learn and get involved in the cooperative movement in NYC.

Come out on Saturday, September 29th – 12pm – 6pm, to enjoy the biggest largest sancocho in NYC!!!

Brook Park
Brooke Avenue at Corner of 141st Street
Bronx, NY 10454
Google map and directions

Ileia Burgos, Outreach Coordinator · (718) 617-7807 x 704

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Planting Chart

Some vegetables are easier to get started than others. Make your gardening life just a little simpler by using the Planting Chart below:
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Learning To Grow At Bissel Gardens

The Oldest Community Garden in the North Bronx
by Genesis MD & Taja D.  May 2018

Starting Seeds
The Earth is ripe after all of this rain and I am told that this is the best time to grow. As I become more interested in the weeds and trees that grow in the city it is impossible to ignore the amount of weeds that have quadrupled in volume and size over these days of sky tears.  Today we were given a lesson on Starting Seeds by Delores Bryant aka the lovely “Ms. Pepper”.

Preparation
Seeds can be planted into the soil directly or they can be started in seedling trays. We used a 1 to 1 blend of compost and vermiculite as potting soil.  Vermiculite is used to soak up and store water. After mixing the two together in a wheelbarrow, we filled 6 seeding trays.

Organizing & Planting
Once the trays were filled, we needed to choose seeds, make labels, and decide where best to store the trays for maximum growth. Once these things were established, the planting began. Using a stick tip to create a furrow for the seeds, we successfully planted and labeled 6 seeds trays with cabbage, other green leaf vegetables, perennial herbs, and melons.

Personal Goals & Developments: Planting Potatoes
After doing research on growing potatoes, Chuck and I concluded that using a large construction bag was the best growing method. So we layered wood chips for drainage, weed cloth, soil and compost to create a bed for the potatoes. Per the instructions, I planted each potato seedling one foot apart approximately 6 inches (half a trowel) deep.

Stay tuned for more ‘tater growth.

Prodigy Corner
I have been learning so much about planting and what the Earth can do for us. This learning experience has been incredibly fruitful. I’ve learned a lot about plants that have incredible uses and I look forward to my future gardening experiences at Bissel Gardens.

We will be sharing our journey as we learn, plant and help to complete other projects in the near future, so follow our gardening progress at the Bissel Veterans Learning Garden in the North Bronx.

To volunteer or visit contact Chuck Vasser

PRODIGY HOUSE JOURNALS
Check us out on Facebook: The Prodigy House Project – New York

Bissel Gardens Day 2 Seeding May 18 Original PDF

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About 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.

CGFROG

Chuck Vasser

Blacks In Green

There are more of us people of color out there than you realize and we are coming together to express our concerns, ideas and sit at the table!

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Bronx River Sankofa
Smiling Bellies

Community Greens Urban Farm

Veterans Garden Food GiveawayOctober 20th, 2018
Free Greens. First Come. First Serve!

Upcoming Events

  • NYC Compost Project Annual Awards Ceremony December 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm NYBG Train Show
  • Bissel Gardeners Meeting January 5, 2019 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Volunteer @ Bissel Gardens January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Garden-Propagation

The CG Fit Chick

Cog Blogging

Bronx Fixed is Back! - BxFxd

Community Greens Consulting

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

Green Tips

Email

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The Future of Spofford

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NYCPSAL Rule of the Week

NYCPSAL Rule of the Week

NYCPSAL Rule of the Week: Undershirts are not like tights. They must be a solid color similar to the jersey’s neutral zone. The sleeves must be the same length and unaltered.

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Fried Chicken & Philosophy

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The Butterfly Project