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Help in the garden needed on Sat 11/9!

8 Nov

Hi friends,

Join us in the garden starting at 11am on Saturday 11/9 to work on closing the garden for the season. We will be harvesting any herbs, taking plants to compost and planting cover crops to give nutrients to the soil. Hope to see you there!


Lots of things are sprouting!

25 Jul


Bush beans!



And tomatoes are ripening!

12:30pm today – New time – garden with us!

28 Apr

Looks like the rain will end soon so we are pushing the time out a little bit to 12:30pm and crossing our fingers.  We will do what we can – lots of flowers to transplant and we can get some sunflowers going too!

Sunday Details and Reminder: May Garden Wednesdays Starts Soon!


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Today at 6:30pm – Plant with us!

2 Mar

Even though there is snow on the ground, we are thinking spring!!!

All are welcome to join CVEarthlab gardeners to start seeds in the community room TODAY!
Free Planting Workshop
Saturday March 2nd, 6:30-7:45pm in the 230 Jay St Community room

Flowers, Tomatoes, and More!
As in years before, the garden committee will provide seeds and help participants create sub-irrigated planters from upcycled plastic bottles. Please bring your own organic potting soil if you plan to transplant into the CVEarthlab garden (we use only non-GMO seeds and organic materials). If you’d like to plant in self-watering planters, please try to bring empty seltzer bottles.
Most flowers and plants started at this workshop will be transplanted in May and June. During May, we plan to hold weekly Wed evening sessions in the garden to help new gardeners hard-off baby plants and prepare them for transplant.
RSVPs due to Please let us know if you need help with supplies!
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Join us to plant some seeds on 3/2 @ 6:30pm!

14 Feb

We had a great time at the Old Stone House Seed Swap last weekend and are ready to share the bounty of seeds with you!


Join CV Earthlab Gardeners for a Seed-Starting Workshop!

Saturday, March 2, 2019
6:30p – 7:45p
230 Jay St. Community Room

All residents, including those with and those without children, are most welcome to participate.

CVEarthlab gardeners will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds and guidance. You bring organic potting soil, a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter). More info @

rsvp requested


Reminder – Join us tomorrow (Sat) @ 10am!

24 Aug

Please join us in the garden tomorrow, Saturday, August 25 from 10am-10:30am to plant pole beans and more snap peas! It’s time to plant fall crops and hopefully we will have some for the harvest party on 9.29. Stop by anytime tomorrow morning between 10 and 10:30am, all ages are welcome!


Plant with us on Sat, 8/25

22 Aug

Join us in the garden on Saturday, August 25 from 10am-10:30am to plant pole beans and more snap peas! It’s time to plant more fall crops.  Stop by anytime, all ages are welcome!


Plant with us tomorrow, 7/28 @ 10:30am

27 Jul

After the rain ends tonight, we will be in the garden tomorrow morning on Saturday 7/28 to plant bush beans and maybe some collard greens! We will be out there from 10:30am to 11am so stop by anytime, all ages are welcome!

Thank you for bringing compost for the garden!

23 Jul

Thanks to Monica, Bettina, Alice, Ryan, and several anonymous compost donors for hauling back compost from the market for us – in total over 50lbs of it! It really is like black gold and will be very beneficial to the whole garden. Heartfelt thanks!!

Compost giveaway at Borough Hall Greenmarket Thur 7.19 and Sat 7.21

18 Jul

There is scheduled to be a first come, first served, while supplies last bring your own container compost giveback event at BK Borough Hall Greenmarket tomorrow (8am-2pm) and Sat, 7.21 from 8am-4pm (again, while supplies last).  Look for the orange tent, GrowNYC’s Sustainability Center.  More info here.

Finished compost is like black gold for your houseplants as well as the garden!!  If you are so inclined, please grab a container and pick up some for the CV Earthlab garden – we would very much appreciate it.  There will be an orange bag hanging on the fence near the garden hose that you can leave the compost in, or you can leave for Shari Rueckl in 195 Adams.  Many thanks in advance!


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