About the 6/15 Green Blog

Brooklyn, NY
Welcome to the 6/15 Green community garden blog. This is a place where our community can share stories, poems, photos, memories, recipies, and all other experiences of the garden. For information on 6/15 Green, please see the official website. To share information on the garden or communicate with members, please use the member Google Group.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Herculean Move

At last Saturday's Work Day, members took on the huge job of moving the tool shed from the back, to the shadier spot in the front where the compost used to be.  The goal is to make more room in sunnier spots for individual plots.  I'll be honest, I had my doubts that the shed could be moved but I should have known that a group of dedicated people can get anything done.  And I captured it all on camera!  (Note: if you are a garden member and you don't want your photo included here, please email me and I will remove it.)

 Getting the new spot ready for the shed.

A plan is being made.



One . . . two . . . three . . . LIFT!

The group carries it up the hill--this was amazing to watch.  



Getting it in place!


What was more amazing was that the group needed a couple more able bodies to lift the shed so Peter asked two men on the street to help and they willingly did so.  Proof that this is truly a community garden.


Oh, yeah!  


Everyone surveys the work they did.


The shed in its new home.  Kinda feels like it always belonged there.  Great work, everyone!  















Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Important emails

A couple weeks ago, Shelia emailed out key email addresses of accounts that go directly to the coordinators involved. I thought it would be helpful to keep these on the blog too in case anyone needed to reference them:
steeringcommittee@615green.org

openhours@615green.org

communityassignments@615green.org

compost@615green.org

groupprojects@615green.org

memorialgarden@615green.org

now that we have membership coordinators we will create a
membership@615green.org

And of course if you ever want to email the blog, the email account I've set up for that is 6.15greenblog@gmail.com


 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fresh Start

Here's a post I meant to do in the fall but things got busy. But it still works as I like to think about my plans for my plot at the beginning of each year.

All the work in the back corner of the garden inspired me to clear my plot for a fresh start 2014.  For awhile I have been debating taking out a rose bush that tended to grow out of control and extend it's thorns into my neighbors' plots and I decided that this was the year to do it. I also cleared out the dead tomato plants and other compost. In the spring I plan to plant a bit differently than I've done in years past with more veggies and greens. I can't wait!  And of course I plan to give updates in this blog. Here are my before and after pics.
Before:

And after:

What are your plans for the garden this year?

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Garden in Winter

I'm always amazed by how beautiful our garden is no matter what season. Even in winter with snow piled high, there is so much beauty to find. Here are some recents pictures I took after a recent snow storm.











Shout Out to Those Who Shovel Snow!

Thanks to all the great gardeners who have shoveled snow during this crazy winter. Here's Tim at today's workday making a path through the garden. Shoveling is hard work so I wanted to thank everyone who has helped out!