16 Apr

Do you know this kitty?

I’ve seen this young cat around CV over the past few weeks, and yesterday I found her in the garden.  She’s injured — her right eye is damaged — and is not afraid of people.

If you know of any CVers who are trying to rescue her, pls put me in touch.  I don’t have email addresses for the phone numbers of the animal lovers I usually see regularly while gardening, but want to let them know she’s hanging out in the (locked) play area.

I’m guessing she was abandoned and hasn’t been outside on her own for too long.  Thanks.  -Denise



Testing Water Sked Button

21 May

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3pm Today: Harvest Herbs for Holiday Gift Sachets

4 Nov



Plant Sale At The Old Stone House Sat May 5, 10am to 2pm

26 Apr



Is This A Pupa? A Butterfly That Overwintered On Milkweed?

18 Mar

Found on native milkweed while pruning today:  A specimen that looks like it could be a pupa or some type of chrysalis.

We’ll investigate.

In the meantime, does anyone have a butterfly net or pop up display cage where we can place it outside?

Related stories: Plants In Our Butterfly-Friendly Garden ; June 2013 Caterpillar Spottings; Even Our Small Garden Can Help Native Bees! ; Monarch Butterfly Plants In Our Midst


Early June in the Garden

7 Jun

Photo: Ezra Schultz


Butterfly Sighting On CV Grounds!

29 May

I saw this Red Admiral and his friend frolicking on the path in between 195 Adams and 215 Adams Streets. It’s the same area I’ve seen early season butterflies for the last couple seasons.  Keep your eyes peeled for caterpillars!  –DeniseIMG_8315


Signs Of Life On The Ground

21 Mar






Presenting…Live from Brooklyn, the CVEarthlab Salad Bar!

6 Mar

Placement and contents are both temporary. Looks like we may need to purchase more container soil or create our own mix. –Denise


Mulch Stars To Salute

17 Jan

Connor and dad Matt show how it’s done!
There’s still plenty in the mulch pile to be moved inside the fence where it can act as playground safety surfacing and help prevent serious fall injuries.
Big thanks to the handful of brave parents, Peter D., Ansley S., Adam L., + Mike D., who dug in and took wood chips into the play area. Shovels and a rake remain near the shed (on the raised bed) and can be used at any time– every scoop over the fence helps. Thanks!


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