Thursday, May 14, 2009

Work at a new site

(John C. & Natalie)

(Tara using the shovel)

(Stace hauling away debris)

(Juan hauling away debris)

(Johnny watering the shrubs and trees)

We began work on a new site. We began to remove gravel, large stones and buried construction debris from a back yard on East 111 Street. With help from John C. and the Green Team we will turn the back yard into a garden.

- Stace Van Rossum

Sunday, May 3, 2009

More pictures

(Seed packets of seeds to be planted in the herb garden on the roof deck)

(Stace holding cucumber seeds)

(Natalie and Joyce hard at work)

(Joyce, Johnny, Tara & Natalie)

(Our tools)

Planting & we get blueberry bushes

(Our hose)

(Tara inspecting a plant)

(The hills in bed # 3)

(The cucumber trellis)

(Growing red cabbage, spinach and green cabbage)

On Friday we planted yellow beefsteak tomatoes, pepper seedlings, marigold, cucumbers, Swiss chard, yellow squash, black zucchini and bell peppers. We also started tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers as seedlings. I volunteered at a Bronx Green Up event on Saturday at Franklin Memorial Garden at 1062 Cauldwell Ave. in the Bronx. They distributed various native plants to the volunteers and I was able to get two low bush blueberry bushes that we will plant near our magnolia tree and two lavender plants.

-Stace Van Rossum

Friday, May 1, 2009

And the work continues

We continue to sow seeds. So far we have planted collard greens, lettuce, spinach, red cabbage, green cabbage, radishes, chives, pole beans, sugar snap peas, beets, carrots, arugula, tomatoes, basil and chamomile. We began watermelon, broccoli and cantaloupe in trays to become seedlings. We made a trellis for cucumbers. I harvested the wormbin for the third time. The 2 previous times it took me 6 hours to harvest the wormbin but this time it only took 2-3 hours and I was able to maintain the majority of the worm population with few casualties. On Friday the work continues...

-Stacey Van Rossum