General Meeting, this Saturday, November 2, 1:00

We will meet in the garden.

Agenda items:

 1) Hoophouse:
a) We need one more day to finish it. When?
b) What do we plan to grow in our hoophouse this fall/winter
c) What plants do we want to get started there in the Spring
2) Compost bins: Where on the lot to locate them.
3) Gardening Summer 2014:  Individual plots vs Communal gardening
What do we need for next summer? Dirt, seeds, mulch, etc.
4) Winter events:  Possible phytoremediation workshops by Jay.

5) Other ideas you’d like to discuss, email –

Open to all!  Wear a sweater!  It’s fall!


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 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!

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!