Archive | September, 2018

Tell Us What You’ll Bring To Potluck Fundraiser, Please!

28 Sep

We extended the call for RSVPs for Saturday’s party to today, Friday.  Thank you for letting us know if you plan to come, along with the specific dish or drink you’ll bring, if possible.

We hope you’ll bring something to share that incorporates garden ingredients, but most importantly, we hope you will celebrate the garden with us!  All residents are invited, and participants are welcome to harvest herbs for their potluck dishes.

Potluck Crowd Pleasers

A bottle of wine, fresh fruit, or lemonade is always a hit! Find inspiration, pics and recipes from past harvest potluck here.

Food Safety Note: Make It Nut-Free

Keep in mind that the children’s play area is a nut-free space per CV House Rules.

RSVPs to, including a note of what you plan to bring, are appreciated!

The Annual Fall Harvest  Fundraiser Potluck is Saturday September 29, from 4:30 to 6pm, in the Children’s Play Area behind 195 Adams St.

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News RE: Saturday’s Harvest Potluck

26 Sep

debs-harvest-party-tart[1]This just in: Saturday’s Harvest Party Potluck Fundraiser is on — and we’ve extended the RSVP deadline to Friday.

Join us this Saturday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Children’s Play Area!

All are welcome. We ask that you send a note to by Friday. Please let us know what you’ll bring! Participants are welcome to harvest oregano, basil, or other herbs for a homemade dish. Other potluck ideas: fresh fruit, wine, lemonade or seltzer.
Each year, members of CVEarthlab Committee host a harvest party to celebrate the garden and raise money for the next season. All residents are invited, both to come to the party and to become members of the self-funded, organic community garden. Learn about membership, ongoing costs and more at

If you’d like to support the garden, you can donate money at the event or at your convenience. Checks made out to CVOI can be submitted via Shari Rueckl (195 Adams St., Apt 15B) or the management office. Funds can be transferred via Venmo to Shari Rueckl (@misssha). Thank you!



What Will You Bring To the Potluck Saturday?

25 Sep

IMG_20171015_112642 (2)RSVPs are coming in…We’ve heard from residents who plan to make lasagna, Caprese salad, and bruschetta toast. Other are keeping it simple: wine.

We hope you’ll bring something to share that incorporates garden ingredients, but most importantly, we hope you will celebrate the garden with us! The  Fundraiser Potluck is Saturday September 29, from 4:30 to 6pm.* All residents are invited to join us! Find inspiration, pics and recipes from past harvest potlucks:

RSVPs to, including a specific dish or drink, or a general idea of what you plan to bring, are appreciated!

Membership and Donation Reminder

CVEarthlab is a self-funded, organic community garden. Membership is available to all CV residents. Suggested annual donation is $25 per family or $10 per individual. (Find info here.) Donations accepted via check, cash, or Venmo electronic transfer. Drop checks (made out to CVOI) or cash with management office or 195 Adams doorman (attn Shari Rueckl). To pay via Venmo app, use Shari’s username: @misssha  Thank you!


*Raindate Sunday Sept 30, 4:30pm

Welcome Fall!

22 Sep

New plants from Gowanus Canal Conservancy

15 Sep

More than we can possibly use!

And some old faves…

The Annual Fall Harvest Fundraiser Potluck Is Saturday 9.29

14 Sep
You’re Invited to CVEarthlab’s Fall Harvest Party! Join us Saturday, September 29th at 4:30pm in the Children’s Play Area.

What:  Annual Fall Harvest Fundraiser Potluck

Who:  Members of CVEarthlab, the educational community garden inside the play area, invite all residents (with & without small children) to join in!

Where:  The Garden & Children’s Outdoor Play Area, behind 195 Adams St / next to 230 Jay St

When:  Saturday September 29th, 4:30pm to 6pm

Why:  The garden is self-funded and requires money for the 2019 season. Learn about ongoing costs and more at

Come celebrate the harvest! Members of the garden committee invite you to harvest some herbs from the garden and use them in a potluck dish to share. (Potential ingredients to pick include: basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, lavender, lemon verbena, Tulsi or Holy Basil, anise hyssop as well as dried garlic that was harvested in August.)

If you’d like to help the garden grow, we invite you to donate money at the event. Checks made out to CVOI can be submitted via Shari Rueckl (195 Adams St., Apt 15B) or the management office at 215 Adams St. You can also Venmo to Shari Rueckl (@misssha). Thank you!

RSVP due by Tuesday, September 25 to .

Please include what you plan to bring. Potluck items that don’t require cooking include fresh fruit, wine and/or kid-friendly soft drinks such as lemonade or seltzer.

Rain date is Sunday September 30.

Have You Seen the Baby Cukes + Full-Grown Beans?

14 Sep

Cucumbers are starting to form and some of the bush beans are ready to eat. Over in the corner near the gate, the pole beans and sugar snap peas are coming up nicely! The kids, with help from mother nature’s rain, did a great job planting and getting them established at the end of August.

Parsley Feast!

9 Sep

These guys are chowin’ down on the flat topped parsley in the window box near the petunias…Look like swallowtails.

Primrose is up!

7 Sep

Ode to Tomatoes

7 Sep

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