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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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.


Monday, September 29, 2014

The People's Climate March

6/15 Green had a great showing at this march!  Thanks to all the members who showed that people can make a difference--especially when they work together.  And thanks to Elvira for these great photos! The banner really looks amazing. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Making the Banner for the People's Climate March

Garden members get creative for a cause!  Here's a photo of Elvira, Jane, Peggy, Isabella and Ramona making the banner for the march on Sunday. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

People's Climate March

Come join other members of the garden community to go on the People's Climate March in NYC--which is part of the global weekend of action, where communities around the world are demanding action to "create a world with an economy that works for people and the planet."

The date is this Sunday, Sept. 21.  Members are meeting in the garden at 9:15 and bringing noisemakers and drums.  There will be a 5 foot banner that Peggy, Ramona, Elvira, and other members* made for the march. See photo above. 

For more information, check out:  http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

UPDATE: I've changed the time to 9:15 instead of 9:30--members will be leaving the garden at 9:30 so be sure to get there early! 

* (other members--can you please send me your name)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kale Salad--Yum

I wrote several blogs about how much kale my garden is producing this summer.  I can hardly cut it fast enough.  But that's okay because I'm loving having a kale salad almost every night with dinner.  Like this one with apples and goat cheese--yum!  And I'll have plenty to freeze for the winter.  All from a $2.50 pack of seeds.