Maple Street Community Garden needs your leaves!

The garden has a thriving 3-bin compost project that many people in the neighborhood contribute to. We have to balance the wet, green material (your veggie scraps) with dry, brown material. As you rake leaves over the next month, please consider dropping them off at the community garden.

The garden remains unlocked at all times. Open the gate and carry your leaves to the back left (i.e. Northwest) corner of the garden. You can drop your trash bags of leaves next to the compost bins.

If you want to get involved with our composting project, please email maple-garden-composters@googlegroups.com




Potluck Saturday July 30

We’ll have a grill and start around 2pm.  Please come!  Even if you are not a garden member, this is a great way to meet people and get involved.

If you do plan to come, please let us know what you’re bringing.  Email maple3garden@gmail.com

See you Saturday!


November 2nd, 2014

Potluck at the Garden this Saturday!

Please come!  2pm until whenever all the delicious organic garden-grown food is gone.


Email maple3garden@gmail.com if you plan to come and bring something.


Here are some photos from recent events at the garden:


St. Gabriel’s GS Troop #2115 visits the garden and does amazing work!  Thank you so much!


And, the giant log in the back corner of the garden is FINALLY removed:



Write a Letter to Cultural Affairs Committee!

If you want to support the Maple Street Community Garden by writing letters to the state senators and assembly members who will be reviewing the bills introduced by Jesse Hamilton and Diana Richardson, here are some simple instructions, and you’ll find all the materials right here.

1) Personalize each of the two letters (one to assembly, one to senate) by adding your name and address and then, lower down, how you found out about the garden and how you use it (gardening, compost, relaxation, dog run, playground, etc.) and why you think the bill and the garden are important to the community. Sign your name for emails; leave the salutation blank

2) The bill has been referred to the Cultural Affairs committee.  The head of the Committee is Richard Funke (funke@nysenate.gov).  That’s the best person to email.  Or if you can find a committee member who represents your district, definitely email that person.  The committee lists give you the addresses of all the members of the Cultural Affairs committee. Their email addresses are live links that you can use by clicking on them. Copy your letter to that committee, add in the salutation for the senator or the assembly member you’re sending to, attach a copy of the appropriate bill and send.

3) If you can send your letter by USPS ,or prefer to do that, you’ll help us even more. After customizing the letter, print out enough copies of each and as many copies of the appropriate bill. Hand-write in the salutation and your signature. Stuff in an envelope with a copy of the appropriate bill, address the envelope, add a stamp, and mail

Thanks for your support!


State Assembly Support Letter Template

State Senate Support Letter Template



NYS Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee