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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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

It's time to join or renew membership in 6/15 Green!

It's that time of year, everyone! Time to renew your garden membership. Or if you want to join the garden, it's time for open membership. There are still four times available for signing up for 2015:
  • · Saturday, February 14, 11:00am-12:00pm (in the garden)
  • · Wednesday, February 25, 7:00-9:00pm (at the general meeting)
  • · Sunday, March 8, 11:00am-12:00pm (in the garden)
  • · Wednesday, March 25, 7-9:00pm (at the general meeting) 
General meetings are at SJME Lutheran Church at 283 Prospect Avenue starting at 7 pm.

Remember this important information that was in the letter that went out to members: "Garden members must renew by March 25 to retain individual stewardships or to maintain their place on the individual stewardship waiting list. No applications for garden membership will be accepted after the March 26 meeting. Returning compost members should also plan to renew during this period; it will, however, be possible for new members to join as compost members later in the year."

Looking forward to seeing new members and familiar faces in the garden this year!  

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Lights at the Garden

Happy  Holidays everyone!  This weekend many gardeners got together to put up the lights in the garden--it looks so festive.  Thanks for bringing some cheer to the garden this season.

And thanks to Amy Schwartzman and Maria Lazarini for sending in photos of the event.  It looks like a lot of fun!

Amy Schwartzman

Maria Lazarini

Friday, October 24, 2014

6/15 Garden Stoop Sale

Please come and support the garden's stoop sale by bringing new and gently used items to donate--and while you are there, do some shopping to support the garden! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Freezing Greens

I've been blogging a lot this summer about my kale.  It was my first time planting and I had an extremely prolific crop.  The good news is that now that the season is winding up, I have a ton to freeze and eat throughout the winter.  If you are in the same boat, follow these easy directions for freezing greens.  It also works for things like green beans.

First wash the greens really well.

Then cut out the vein in the center

and chop into smaller pieces.  You can see I have a lot.
Working in batches, submerge the kale into boiling water and let it boil for about 3 minutes.
Then immediately put into ice water for 3 minutes.  You'll have to continue to add ice throughout the process, especially if you have a lot of greens so it's good to make sure you have plenty made ahead of time.
Drain the water from the kale.

Let it sit on a paper towel to get excess water out.

And freeze! I freeze mine in 2 cup servings so that if recipes call for a specific amount, I only need to thaw out what I need.  This should keep kale for 6 months so it's important to date the kale as well.