Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More Pics from E 111 St.

Here are more pics:



(Carolin & Stacey)

(Worker and Stacey shoveling)

More Pics from E 111 St.

Here are more pics:

(Stacey with the shovel)


(3 Ladies hard at work)

(Joyce and a wheelbarrow)

(Strawberry plant)

More Pics from E 111 St.

Here are more pics:



(Chris at work)

(Tara with one of the tools of the trade)

(Chris hammering away)

Work begins at E 111 St.

(Joyce & Natalie)

(John C. hammering away)

(The difference between the old soil and the new soil)



The topsoil was delivered to E.111 St. today so we added it to the existing soil and now have a very fertile garden that is almost ready to be planted. We planted some potato pieces with eyes directly into the soil and hopefully will have a potato crop this season. Here are some pictures:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Beginning to Work

(Growing strawberry plant)

(Growing Potato ?Roots?)

(Blooming Magnolia Trees)

(Growing garlic)

(Kale that was planted last season that somehow survived the winter snow and the March rains)

With the coming of sunshine we have begun to work outdoors. Continuing the tradition that began last year, students from Cornell University came and helped us to remove the red rocks from the E. 111 St. site which significantly increased the size of the garden there. We have turned over the entire soil at the Morris Ave. site. We have made beginning plans on the two maps and have estimated where we will plant nearly all of our seeds and seedlings. We are almost finished laying out the bricks for our paths which are between the beds. Finally, we have planted beets, lettuce, arugula, squash, swiss chard, zucchini, collards, black-eyed peas, a tri-color sage seedling, a feverfew seedling, 2 strawberry plants and summer squash and black zucchini in planter boxes.