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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 cvearthlab@gmail.com. Please let us know if you need help with supplies!
Find more details on CVEarthlab.com

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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!

PLANT SEEDS WITH US!

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 @ cvearthlab.com

rsvp requested

to cvearthlab@gmail.com

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!

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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!

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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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Photo from grownyc.org

What is growing in the garden? Lots of things!

17 Jul

The hot, sunny days have helped start our cucumbers and move other things to harvest stage! There are herbs in the raised beds outside of the play area fence towards 195 Adams St and near 270 Jay St for all residents to take anytime. Want to get involved? Email us at cvearthlab@gmail.com

Swiss chard

A ripe red tomato (hopefully it was shared!)

Yellow pear tomatoes

Ground cherries are coming!

Cucumbers are sprouting

And more cucumbers!

Squash blossoms, too!

Plant cucumbers tomorrow, 7/8, 10am + sign up to water the garden

7 Jul

It’s time for remaining peas to be harvested, vines composted, and cucumbers (and maybe some trailing  nasturtiums) to be planted!  Join us tomorrow, Sunday July 8th at 10am.

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A reminder we can always use help watering – check out the watering schedule and sign up!   For more info, go to  New + Improved Watering Schedule  or Garden Watering Guidelines 

Plant with us today @ 1pm

5 May

We are going to take advantage of the continued nice weather and plant seeds (lettuce & arugula), and more flower and herbs from the plant sale.  Denise may also get some surprises from another sale at Old Stone House – let’s see what she finds.  All are welcome to join us today, Saturday 5/5 at 1pm!  Little hands can water, observe progress, help count plant leaves and enjoy the beautiful weather.

CVEarthlab is CV’s community garden inside the Children’s Play Area behind 195 Adams St. All residents are welcome to get involved. (The Children’s Play Area is closed for reseeding, but we’ll have limited access to the garden corner for planting and plant care.)

Thank you! -Shari, Sandy, Judith and Denise, CVEarthlab Core Garden Group

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