West 104th Street Garden

March 28, 2011

NYT Opinion: When New York City Bloomed

Filed under: News — by west104garden @ 3:32 pm

Of 1,357 native plant species documented in New York City’s history, only 778 remain here. View a slideshow of “When New York City Bloomed at:



March 25, 2011

Extended Online Registration for 27th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether‏

Filed under: Events — by west104garden @ 5:32 pm
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You are invited on Saturday, April 2 to join a thousand community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration at the 27th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether, taking place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Hostos Community College! Please pass this information out to the rest of your garden group and anyone else who might be interested. This form is also available to download on our website, but you must send payment with the form.

This year’s conference features favorite workshops from past years, as as well as exciting new ones, including many hands on workshops, and new ones for youth gardeners. We are also excited to announce that Joan Dye Gussow, author of Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables, will be our keynote speaker.

You can buy tickets online here:


$3 + $1.10 service fee for purchasing tickets online.
Cost covers conference, t-shirt and lunch.

If you do not pre-register, you are not guaranteed lunch or a t-shirt.

The preregistration is extended for online ticket purchase only

Subway: Hostos is practically on top of the 149th Street and Grand Concourse stop. The 2, 4, 5 trains will get you right there.
Buses: BX 19 or BX 1 bus to 149th Street and Grand Concourse.

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March 22, 2011

Volunteer Opportunity: Cars and Woodchips

Filed under: Opportunities — by west104garden @ 9:38 am
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Hi gardeners,

We need wood chips to line the paths between beds in the West Garden. We can get these free from Central Park if we pick them up ourselves. With 2 cars and drivers, a stack of garbage bags, and a few more volunteers we can do this in a relatively short time. We know a number of you have cars, but always have trouble getting drivers to volunteer. Please make this the exception! We’ll work with the day and time that is best for you. Anytime before the April 9 workday.

Thanks so much.
Ann Levine
for the Steering Committee

March 18, 2011

Successful Gardening Resources

Filed under: News — by west104garden @ 12:47 pm

First Crocuses, photo by Robin Mace

First Crocuses, photo by Robin Mace

Hi Gardeners,

As we await Spring’s arrival (today will do) I’m posting some resources I found online. Bur first, check out what’s blooming in the garden. Robin Mace captured the first crocuses. Beautiful!

From the National Gardening Association,
Mid-Atlantic Regional Gardening Report featuring blight-resistant cherry tomatoes, garden photography and the following reminders for preparing gardens for Spring:

  • Cut Back Shrubby Dogwoods For New Growth
  • Clip Twiggy Leadwort
  • Repair Turf
  • Seed Grass
  • Clean Up Winter Debris

From NC Cooperative Extension’s website, successfulgardener.org:
Be Healthy — Grow What You Eat (PDF)
A brochure describing the benefits of growing your own food to you and your family with tips on preparing a garden, types of vegetables and fruits that thrive in cold and warm climates and more.

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