West 104th Street Garden

April 23, 2010

Garden Work Dates 2010

Filed under: Events,Meeting Notes,Notices — by west104garden @ 10:37 am

Dear Gardeners,

It was nice seeing you on Sunday and thanks for a productive meeting. We wanted to let you know the dates for the 2010 Work Days/Evenings:

Saturday, May 8 10AM-noon
Weds, June 9 6-8PM
Sat, July 10 10AM-noon
Weds, Aug 4 6-8PM
Saturday, Sept 11 10AM-noon
Saturday, Oct 2 10AM-noon
Sunday, Nov 14 1PM (season wrap-up meeting at Schneider Apartments)
-rain dates will be scheduled as needed

As outlined in the Garden Reminders, Rules and Regulations:
Monthly meetings/workdays: Members are required to attend meetings/workdays held from March until November. If members cannot attend they must contact the Steering Committee for individual projects. Members who do not regularly attend workdays, or who do not make alternate work plans with the committee members, may be asked to give up their beds.

We are also having a Work Day this Saturday, April 24 to help the Maintenance Committee (10am) finish rebuilding the beds in the West Garden removed for the wall reconstruction (including the construction of 2 new beds). We will also finish work on the new beds in the East Garden and start filling them with topsoil. All levels of handiness are welcome. Contact Jean Jaworek jeanmike2@mindspring.com

In addition, the Community Garden Committee will be meeting Saturday, April 24 at 2:30pm to relocate plants from the future site of the water harvesting system. Contact: Suzanne Charle suzcharle@gmail.com

Information on Committee and individual bed assignments will be coming soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Alan at alan.tenney@gmail.com.

-W. 104th St Community Garden Steering Committee


4/25: You Are Invited to NYC Grows

Filed under: Events — by west104garden @ 10:16 am

FYI — This should be an interesting, informative day! NYC Grows is the group that’s installing our West garden Rainwater system on or about May 4th. //LM

NYC Grows: April 25th at Union Square ParkNYC Grows
Sunday, April 25, 2010
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Union Square Park, Manhattan
14th Street to 17th Street and Broadway
Rain or Shine
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the NYC Parks Department, along with presenting sponsor Organic Gardening magazine, invite New Yorkers to this annual, FREE outdoor festival that promotes community gardening, tree planting and care, urban farming and sustainable living.

NYC Grows is FREE and open to the public and will feature activities for all ages, including:
• Gardening and tree-planting workshops
• Organic cooking demonstrations
• Greenmarket with locally grown produce
• Eco-friendly products
• Hands-on urban farming activities
• Interactive demonstrations
• Free giveaways
• Live musical performances

We look forward to seeing you at NYC Grows!

4/25 Art Exhibit: A lot of possibilities

Filed under: Events — by west104garden @ 10:11 am

Hi all —

Anna Lise is a long-time member of our W.104 St. Comm. Garden, who wrote articles on our garden that appeared in international  newspapers!, was a member of our Rose Committee for years  and recently won this Award:

an artist grant (LMCC, community fund) to fund not just Jonathan’s  proposal for the W. 104th St. Garden but also to fund four more  artists in four more gardens in the area – as well as an artists book  on the project.

Enjoy the possibilities. // LM

Art Exhibit -- Winter Space: A Lot of Possibilities

April 11, 2010

Retaining Wall Work Update

Filed under: News — by west104garden @ 1:25 pm
Construction and fencing will be finished next Wednesday , so please be advised that we still mustn’t enter the West garden till then.  And also, be careful if walking alongside fence — new sidewalk section has to ‘cure” for couple  of days this week — avoid stepping into / onto it.  Also, fenceposts are bang set in cement based in ground, in addition to the sidewalk section.  All have to cure.

April 7, 2010

Spring Events and Opening Meeting

Filed under: News — by west104garden @ 12:58 pm
FRIDAY, April 16, 5 – 6:30 PM  GT’s “Full Treatment on Raised Bed” with active participation
FREE LUMBER for spring delivery to gardens who send member(s). 
Mfinda Kalunga Garden (in Sara Roosevelt Park) between Chrystie & Forsyth Sts.
B, D trains to Grand St. Station; walk north  towards Broome St.,  turn Right into Roosevelt Park; Garden entrance on the side
SUNDAY, April 18, 1 – 3 PM, First Meeting of 2010 Season — Potluck brunch. Bring your favorite dish to share!    Schneiderman Apt. Comm. Room, 11 West 102 Street
Agenda will include Sign-ups for  Monitor shifts, Applications for those who haven’t yet renewed, new members; Treasurer’s Report, Committee assignments, Green Thumb &  Rainwater System plus  update on Wall / Fence; work projects; Election of  Steering & Green Thumb reps.
There may be time for brief committee reports from Cte. chairs as well.
Alan Tenney & Susan Archambault, Marcia Berry, Frank Grech, Ann Levine, Jean Jaworek, Suzanne Charle, Robin Mace, Paula McKenzie,Florice Peterkin, Corine Pettey, Janice Vrana,  for their dedication and commitment to garden business during the winter when the rest of us were watching “Nature” and “Life” on TV!
Green Thumb for offering the Rainwater Harvesting System to us, FREE! 
Parks Dept. for administering and overseeing the building of the new retaining wall, and restoring man of the beds after its completion.
All for now,  Lucille M.

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