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!
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- 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.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
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.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
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
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.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
I love this time of year in the garden when things seem to be bursting with growth and life and we see so many vegetables ready to harvest. But then we see plants like this one below that remind us that the season will turn soon and that an important part of the cycle of nature is for plants to create seeds and die. The contrast against the backdrop of green is just stunning to me.
Monday, August 25, 2014
A couple week's ago I posted a picture of work at the Children's Garden. Well, the finished garden is simply magical. A very happy place for little gardeners. My daughter couldn't stay away. Thanks to all who put in the effort to make it such a wonderful space.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
The peas are gone now (and weren't they yummy!) but the shoots are still taking over your plot. Did you know you can actually eat these? They make extremely tasty greens for a salad. Or you can saute them. They are delicious in a simple pasta of pea shoots, peas, and Parmesan cheese.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
In addition to the big wall project, there's so much more going on in the garden right now, including the relocation of the Children's garden. The team worked hard on it this weekend. They wanted to point out that no plants were harmed in the moving of the garden--all have been relocated to happy homes!