West 104th Street Garden

August 31, 2008

Annual More Gardens! Board Meeting Sept 2

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Annual More Gardens! Board Meeting – new date
please reply to confirm that you are coming

Tuesday September 2nd 7pm – 9pm Sharp

Address: 2022 Lexington Ave Entrance at 123rd Street
First floor office Click here for map
4,5 and 6train to 125th street

Aresh Javadi,
c o – f o u n d e r
M o r e G a r d e n s !

NY City Community Garden
Coalition – Board Member

office: 2022 Lexington Ave
First floor office @123rd St.
New York NY 10035-2225

please call office at (212) 410-4764
cell: (917) 518-9987(voicemail)
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More Trees!
New York City needs to breathe!

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August 21, 2008

…and another on Disease Remedies

Filed under: Gardening Tips — by west104garden @ 12:22 pm


Pruning Tomatoes

Filed under: Gardening Tips — by west104garden @ 10:09 am

Suzanne sent in this link from Taunton Fine Gardening on how to prune tomato plants:


August 14, 2008

August Newsletters of Note

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Celebrating the Seasons with Rebecca Kolls features multiplying your perennials, creating garden-fresh centerpieces and a salsa recipe. She also answers readers questions about droopy hostas (we’ve got hostas, but I think they look good) and cat-faced tomatoes. Well, if only my tomatoes grew, but those who got theirs this year have an enviable stock of pretty reds.

Read about it at http://www.garden.org/celebratingtheseasons/

Moss in the City: Gardening in Small Spaces

William Moss talks about, well, moss. His first time addressing the subject that shares his name, Mr. Moss talks about sustainable peat moss, how to cultivate moss in your garden. Also in this issue, befriending your local farmers’ market farmers and gardening tips for the waning summer months.

Read about it at http://www.garden.org/urbangardening/

August 13, 2008

July-August Garden Events up-date

Filed under: Events,Notices — by west104garden @ 10:27 am
Hi all —
Meeting/work session tonight 8/13/08, 6PM – ?
Lou Ludyny for p cutting together and overseeing a fabulous 4th of July BBQ, with some 40 gardeners and friends enjoying the great potluck ethnic items brought! Special kudos to Larry Lewis — who marinated overnight at home and then grilled on premises delicious tender BBQ ribs, and Jesus Torres for his fancy franks and burger broiling.
Pamela Wax for her worthy and successful endeavors in putting together both the committee and full membership lists.
Robin Mace and her crew for the good ‘police-cat’ work done — such a pleasure to be rodent free!
Lou Ludyny for obtaining two new lawn mowers (one for free, another for $5!), andhaving the original working one sharpened. I’m sure the lawn areas are showing happily.
There are no special events scheduled in August.
HOWEVER, if you’d like to hold a birthday, back-to-school sendoff, private event, contact Veronica Winsch for permission and to be sure there are no conflicts with another gardener’s planned event? All weekends are open.
PLEASE BE SURE TO LOCK THE GARDEN GATE(S) when you leave? Both gates have been left open on several occasions — fortunately the locks remained where left on the fence.
PLEASE return tools to the shed from which you obtained them, and in the Rose Caddy. Otherwise, somebody else has to replace them appropriately and one can’t find tools expected in either East or West gardens. The Steering/Maintenance crews have made sure that there are equal tool distribution between both gardens — though we only have one ladder currently.
All for now – Lucille

August 6, 2008

HARLEM GREEN: 3rd annual tour of Harlem gardens, Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Filed under: Events — by west104garden @ 9:19 am
F.Y.I.: An interesting tour.    LM
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Subject: HARLEM GREEN: 3rd annual tour of Harlem gardens, Saturday, August 9th, 2008

HARLEM GREEN, A Tour of Harlem Community Gardens

Saturday, August 9th, 2008 10am-3pm

The NYC Community Gardens Coalition and Harlem Urban [community] Gardeners (HUG) will host “Harlem Green,” The Third Annual Tour of Harlem Community Gardens, on Saturday,   August 9th, 2008, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  A trolley is being provided by the NYC Parks Department to take tourists on this trip.  While it is possible to tour only a few of Harlem’s many green jewels, tourists will be provided with a map which includes gardens not on the scheduled tour.  This event will give tourists an opportunity to talk with gardeners, and to learn the history of the gardens and the community garden movement in NYC.  The Tour, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 10:00 AM at the Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden @ 219 West 122nd Street between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Blvds., where breakfast will be served.  The last garden on the tour will be the William A. Harris Garden @ 153rd Street & St. Nicholas Avenue at 3:00PM.  Tourists will be treated to a good old-fashioned barbeque here with everything homemade and delicious!

Along the way tourists will discover everything from cooling shade trees to tomatoes, beans, corn and more unusual crops, such as stevia (a non-sugar herb sweetener) & cotton, growing in these urban oases.  There are grapevines, herbs & flowers of all varieties, fruit trees, composting projects, and solar-powered ponds which host a world of water plants and water creatures.

Vistors are welcome to join the tour at any point along the way according to Tour Coordinators, who emphasize that the gardeners “…are grassroots developers who have worked long and hard to improve and protect our environment not only, but to keep our city—which consistently ranks worst in the nation for airborne pollutants—from becoming a concrete desert.”


For further information, please call 212. 662. 2878


Sponsors for this event include The NYC Community Gardens Coalition (NYCCGC); Harlem Urban Gardeners (HUG); The City of New York Parks and Recreation Department  and  Greenthumb; The William A. Harris Garden; Project Harmony, Inc.

August 1, 2008

F.Y.I.: Interesting August Summer Events — LM

Filed under: Events — by west104garden @ 9:04 am

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT-All welcome to meet local NYPD officers and members of the Precinct Council

Tuesday, August 5, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 25th Annual Celebration of “National Night Out” 24 Precinct Community Council Celebration at Happy Warrior Playground (Amsterdam Avenue btw 98th and 99th Streets), including food, music games and a clown for the children. Contact: Ms. Lucile Donte at 212.662.0723 or the 24 Precinct Community Affairs Office at 212.678.1811. 20 Precinct celebrates at Verdi Square, 72nd Street and Broadway with a band and lots of freebies. Contact: Ms. Sam Katz (212) 587-1000 or samkatz@nycdetectives.org


Summer Chess-In-Parks Program: Councilmember Gale A. Brewer, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, brought a Summer Chess-In-Parks Program to Samuel Bennerson Park, located on 64th Street between Amstrerdam Avenue and West End Avenue in Amsterdam Houses/Addition (NYCHA).  This program, scheduled July 7 to August 21, Monday – Thursday, 10 AM to 2 PM,  includes free instruction in all elements of chess, including piece movement, strategies, opening lines, checkmating patterns, tactics and more.  This program is fun and is open to all children. Info: 212-408-0296.


2008 Parks Mobile Units: NYC Department of Parks and Recreation Mobile Unit For the past five summers Council Member Gale A. Brewer, in coordination with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, has brought Mobile Units to parks throughout the neighborhoods of the Upper West Side and Clinton.

August 6 from 11 AM – 5 PM: Skate Unit , with in-line skates, helmets and knee guards, Harborview Houses Courtyard, 530 West 55th Street.

August 22 from 11 AM – 5 PM: Skate Unit , with in-line skates, helmets and knee guards, Amsterdam Houses, 64th Street between Amsterdam and West End Avenues.

August 28 from 11 AM – 5 PM: Fitness Unit, Dance Dance Revolution, a musical video arcade game played on a dance pad, along with hula hoops, jump ropes, and fun activities for people of all ages, DeHostos, West 93rd Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway.

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