Events

End of Season Cleanup
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

End of Season Cleanup

Our end of season cleanup will be focused on cleaning garden beds of plant matter and adding compost and coffee grounds (to ward off cats) for the winter. We may also plant garlic and flower bulbs for next year if temperatures allow and starts arrive in time.

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Herbal Workshop
Oct
8
1:30pm 1:30pm

Herbal Workshop

We will explore using both fresh and dried plants/herbs that grow in the garden to make homemade medicinal tinctures, teas, and lovely cleansing products for body, home, and spirit.

Materials needed:

  • a small glass jar, such as a mason jar, or old jam or pickle jar, boiled (also the cap) and left to air dry.
  • Your extraction medium of choice--generally alcohol is used, at least 80 proof, vodka and brandy work very well. Apple cider vinegar is a non-alcoholic option, as well as food-grade glycerine.
  • Plant material. We can harvest from the garden that day, or people are of course welcome to bring whatever they'd like to use/experiment with. Highlighted plants for demonstration will include lavender, sage, and thyme. There are some others in the garden we will discuss as well.

Please RSVP here

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Work Day
Sep
23
10:00am10:00am

Work Day

We'll be doing a number of tasks including building planter boxes for outside the fence to share herbs and veg with neighbors; plant winter harvest crops; clean out shed in preparation of building shelves; and other general cleanup.

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Compost Education Session
Jul
23
5:00pm 5:00pm

Compost Education Session

Patchen Community Square will be hosting a compost education session on July 23nd at 5pm that will last 15-20 minutes long talking about compost, how our bins are used, and a quick demo of how to deposit veggie scraps into the pile. 

Our compost system is open to members-only, so if you would like to compost with us, become a member

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Compost Education Sessions
Jul
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Compost Education Sessions

Patchen Community Square will be hosting two compost education sessions on July 22nd at 1pm and 3pm that will last 15-20 minutes long talking about compost, how our bins are used, and a quick demo of how to deposit veggie scraps into the pile. 

Our compost system is open to members-only, so if you would like to compost with us, become a member

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Brick Laying Workshop
May
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Brick Laying Workshop

"Brick Laying: Making Creative Structures from your Existing Rubble" workshop hosted by GreenThumb with Eric Thomann, (GreenThumb’s new Outreach Coordinator and gardener at Backyard Garden in Brooklyn)

The workshop will cover creative uses of existing garden rubble, ie: used full-bricks and half-bricks, stones, concrete chunks, broken tiles, metal scraps, and gravel.

More details on GreenThumb's website here

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GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference 2017
Mar
25
8:00am 8:00am

GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference 2017

Come celebrate the official kick-off of the community gardening season in New York City. The day will be packed with 30+ workshops on garden related topics including: food systems education, kids’ activities, vegetable growing techniques, and designing your community garden for the present and future. The conference will also include a panel discussion on ways to sustain your garden legacy. This year’s keynote speaker is Tony Hillary and is the Founder and Executive Director of Harlem Grown. Tony founded Harlem Grown to address the health and academic challenges facing public elementary school students in Harlem. Our youth speaker is Kadiatou Ba and has been a youth participant at Harlem Grown since its inception 5 years ago.

Online pre-registration for $5

More details here

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Compost and Soil Delivery
Mar
18
to Mar 19

Compost and Soil Delivery

  • Patchen Community Square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GreenThumb will be delivering 7 cubic yards of soil and compost for the garden. We will need all the help we can get moving the soil from the sidewalk into the garden since our gate isn't wide enough for unloading directly in the garden. We only have 24 hours to move it.

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March Garden Meeting
Mar
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

March Garden Meeting

Basement of L' Antagoniste restaurant located at 238 Malcolm X Blvd on the corner of Hancock Street.

We will be discussing this years plans and organization including membership, dues, lock and keys (we're replacing our broken lock), and organizing ourselves around garden tasks.

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