Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

Native Bees

Gardening For Bees

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NYC Wildflower Week May 11-20

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New York City has more nature than any other city in North America! Discover NYC native nature with free events in all 5 boroughs — guided botanical walks, garden and green roof tours, planting events, eco-salons, children’s fairs, and more.

Get to know the nature near you!

http://nycwildflowerweek.org

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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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Grow a Pollinator Garden

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Monarch on Cosmo

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Photo: Charles Long

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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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Smiling Bellies

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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

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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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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