Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

NYCHA Gardeners Conference 2018

 

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Orchid Show At NYBG

Orchid Show at NYBG

Had a great time at the NYBG Orchid Show. You owe it to yourself to enjoy this winter garden event. You won’t find a find better display in the country and it’s in your Bronx backyard.

 

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Crazy For Composting

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Monarch Waystation At Bissel Gardens

monarch-waystationsWe are working with the folks at Bissel Gardens this year to create a Monarch Waystation. This is a perfect “put your activism where you mouth is” project. For years we have supported the Butterfly Project, Native Plant giveaways and other garden projects that create butterfly and pollinator habitat. This year we put a “better point on that pencil” by creating an area that fully accommodates monarchs as well as other pollinators and is part of a national monitoring system.

We’re looking forward to it building on the Butterfly and Herb Gardens started last year and the Hole-Nesting Bee House in the Veterans Garden. Having more pollinators should significantly increase our vegetable yields and, with signage, we will be able to up the overall education quotient of the Veterans Garden as well. Volunteers welcome!

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The Tomato Diaries

96Tomatoes are the most popular garden vegetable so the Tomato Diaries are back. Last year was great but we learned and we are going to grow companion and ally plants to improve and protect our tomatoes this year.

Last year  we tried Stringing as a staking technique and didn’t manage it as well as we could have. WE LEARNED you have to put in sturdy stakes at intervals and string the plants regularly or they will quickly get out of control. Also, YOU SHOULD pinch out the suckers before you tie up the plants. Doing it that way will make your life easier.

Companions: asparagus, carrot, celery, cucumber, onion, parsley, pepper.

Allies:
Basil repels flies and mosquitoes, improves growth and flavor.
Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor.
Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor.
Dill, until mature, improves growth and health. Once mature, it stunts tomato growth. Marigold deters nematodes.
Pot marigold deters tomato worm and general garden pests.
Corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm.
Mature dill retards tomato growth.
Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth.
Tomatoes and potatoes are attacked by the same blight.

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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.

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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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Morgan Powell

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The First Day of SpringMarch 20th, 2018
What are you planting today?

Upcoming Events

  • Work Program @ Bissel April 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm – 3:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Seton Falls Park Tour April 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm – 12:00 am Seton Falls Park, E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10466, USA
  • Beekeeping: An Introduction (Bronx) April 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Risse Street Community Garden, Bronx
  • GreenThumb Compost Delivery April 26, 2018 at 8:30 am – 10:00 am Bissel Gardens, Bissel Ave, Bronx, NY 10466, USA
  • NYC Parks Presents: Jazz Concert Series April 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 W 134th St, New York, NY 10037, USA
  • WORKDAY | MORRIS HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS FARM BUILD April 27, 2018 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Fridays, April 13, 20, and 27 • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.Morris High School Campus • 1100 Boston RoadJoin us as we continue building and caring for this new farm.
  • Work Program @ Bissel April 28, 2018 at 10:00 pm – 3:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • DSNY Compost Delivery May 2, 2018 Bissel Gardens, Bissel Ave, Bronx, NY 10466, USA
  • NYC Parks Presents: Jazz Concert Series May 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 W 134th St, New York, NY 10037, USA
  • Work Program @ Bissel May 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm – 3:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation

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In Position Officials Camp

In Position Officials Camp

In Position Officials Camp will be held during the weekend of May 5-6. It will run in conjunction with the LI Lightning Challenge Basketball Tournament held at SUNY Purchase.

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Life & Basketball

Fried Chicken & Philosophy

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The Butterfly Project