General Meeting Saturday, April 2nd 1-3pm at the garden

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Pumpkin Smash

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Thanks to everyone who came out last Sunday!

We had a great time, despite the limited number of sticks to roast marshmallows with.

We never did get around to planting daffodil bulbs — please come to the garden this Sunday, November 9th at 1pm, we’ll be planting bulbs then.

And there’s plenty of wood leftover for another fire!

Pumpkin Smash 2014

Pumpkin Smash 2014

November 2nd, 2014

November 2nd, 2014

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SUMMER BBQ AUGUST 24!

Come celebrate the harvest!

Free hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and soft drinks.

We’ll even grill some eggplant grown right on the premises.

Open to everyone in the community!

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DATE: Sunday, August 24th

TIME: Starting around 2pm, lasting until sunset

Bring a side dish to share, or just your sparkling personality

A Garden For All Ages

The garden had a visit today from the third-grade class at Lefferts Gardens Charter School.  It was super fun!  We took a tour of the hoop house , practiced using trowels and garden forks, identified different edible plants, and did some weeding.

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Look at all the weeds they pulled!

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Do you have school-age children?  Do you want them to learn about plants and put their hands in the dirt?  Email maple3garden@gmail.com to arrange a visit.

Hoophouse Workshop, Saturday 26th, 10:30am

We made a lot of progress last weekend on our clean-up day!  Don’t forget that this coming Saturday, Citizens Committee for NYC is going lead a workshop to build a hoophouse (or greenhouse) at the Maple Street Community Garden.  The workshop will be led by Maggie Cheney, director of Education & Farm at EcoStation NY in Bushwick, and co-sponsored by National Grid.

The workshop lasts from 10:30 – 3:30, and portions of the event will be filmed in the early afternoon.

All are welcome, and this workshop is free, but please RSVP to wflorentino@citizensnyc.org to secure your spot!

Clean up day, Sunday October 20th! 11am on!

Citizen CommitteeWe are getting a greenhouse!  On October 26, the Citizens Committee for NYC is going to build a hoophouse that will allow us to keep growing into the winter.  If you’d like to learn how to do this, the workshop starts at 10:30am.  Please RSVP to secure your participation and for more info! wflorentino@citizensnyc.org

BEFORE WE CAN DO THIS, we need area about 20 by 20 feet square, so we need to finish cleaning out the back of the lot the weekend before.  It’s filled with small chunks of cement and trash.

Big Clean-Up!!!!!!!

DATE: Sunday, October 20

TIME: 11am until the job is done

NEEDED:  We could really use a couple of wheelbarrows if anyone can donate theirs for the day.

All are welcome! See you there!

Vertical Pallet Garden Workshop – Sunday, October 6

In addition to hosting the MillionTreesNYC Giveaway on Sunday, from 11-1, the Maple Street Community Garden will also be hosting a workshop on creating vertical pallet gardens from 12-3pm.  The workshop will be presented by Sustainable Flatbush and EarthWorks, and attendees will learn how to make use of pallets to build their own garden.  Pallets, soil and seeds provided, but please bring a container of your choice (suggestions: coffee can? recycled water gallon?).  Donations accepted towards materials.

Even if you aren’t ready to adopt a tree or create your own pallet garden, please stop by and check out the progress at 237 Maple.