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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.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Second Annual Stoop Sale

The fundraising committee is planning the garden's 2nd Annual Stoop Sale. Last year was a great success, and we need your help to make this year's even better!

The sale will take place on Saturday, October 6th, with a rain date of the 7th. Set up is 9-10am & the sale will be 10-3. Break down & clean up will take place from 3-4. Please sign up for 1 or more shifts if you are available.

We need volunteers for the following:
  • Set up (putting out tables, organizing merchandise, etc) - 3 people
  • 10-12:30 shift (watching the merchandise, collecting money, etc) - 2-3 people
  • 12:30-3 shift (watching the merchandise, collecting money, etc) - 2-3 people
  • Clean up/ break down (separating merchandise into donation & trash piles, breaking down tables & bringing items to Housing Works) - 1-2 people with cars willing to transport items to Housing Works & 2 additional people to help

Items to donate (please price your own items):
  • Clothing & shoes
  • Books
  • Toys/ games
  • Housewares
  • Small electronic items

Please avoid donating furniture, large appliances or other large items. Housing Works will not accept these as drop of donations. If they don't sell, we will not have any place to store or donate them.

Donated items should be new or gently used. Please do not donate items that are stained or not working, as they will just end up in the trash.

We will accept donations only on the day of the sale from 9-10am. You may bring items throughout the day, but please no later than 1pm.

Email Amy at or Valerie at with any questions, or to sign up to volunteer. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

What to do with all those tomatoes

When tomatoes ripen, it all seems to happen at once.  And if you are like me, suddenly you have pounds of tomatoes that you aren't quite sure what to do with--and you can only have so many sliced tomatoes.  Here's some links to tasty recipies from different sites online.  And if you have a favorite recipie, feel free to share.

(I made something like this tonight and it was delicious!)


Lots of different salsas


Tomato Jam

Tomato Pie

Back to blogging!

Hi all!  Sorry I've been silent on the blog front.  Summer always seems to be my busiest time at work but hopefully things will be a bit more manageable there now.  Anyway, my goal is to step it up and do a couple posts a week with new pics, gardening info, recipes, and more.  Enjoy!