Wednesday, August 24, 2011

E 116 work pics

                                          (Tara adding water to the mix of peat moss & compost)
                                          (Tara shoveling)
                                          (Rabbi Stacey shoveling)
                                          (Rabbi Stacey shoveling with Jose and Mark in the background)
                                          (The bed full of "soil")
                                         (Another view of the bed full of "soil")

Today we added a mixture of peat moss and compost to the brick raised bed. Mark from the Horticultural Society of New York came and worked with  us. Here are some pics.

                                                                              -Rabbi Stacey

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Progress at E. 116 St.

                                          (Frame and lattice)
                                          (Frame and lattice from another angle)
                                          (Beginnings of a stone path)
                                          (Window cut into the lattice)
                                          (Raised bed built out of stones)
                                          (Stone raised bed from another angle)

Here are some pictures of the work that we have been doing at E. 116 St. We are waiting for a delivery of topsoil to come and then we will do actual work in the planting areas. Hopefully we will have some cool weather crops and ornamental flowers in the Earth in time for the fall.

                                                   -Rabbi Stacey

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August Farm Work

                                          (The days harvest)
                                          (A collard green leaf)
                                          (The day's harvest of cherry tomatoes)
                                          (The day's harvest of beets and Swiss chard)
                                          (Swiss chard leaves)
                                          (Some of the day's harvest)
                                          (3 headed mixed sunflower)

We continue to harvest the usual leafy greens, tomatoes and other plants we have had consistent success with the past few years. We planted ginger mint, lavender thyme and are looking for a place to plant an aloe vera plant that Natalie purchased from the Union Square Farmer's Market. Work also continues at the new site on E. 116 St. We have built and assembled most of the lattices and frames that will be affixed to the fence. In a tragedy, during the few days of 95+ degree weather the worms in Rabbi Stacey's wormbin melted and died. I had over 200 worms in there. So Rabbi Stacey has been taking worms from the work wormbin to repopulate his wormbin. Here are some pictures.

                                                   - Rabbi Stacey Van Rossum