If you would like to volunteer (volunteers are needed all year round) either email us or visit us at the garden during our upcoming garden activities or during open hours (Apr 1st - Oct 31st, see below).
Open to anyone who would like to volunteer and help.
Activities may include composting (treating food waste, feeding worm bins, sifting compost, etc.), treating soil, mulching, picking up garbage throughout the garden, and watering. You can focus on one or more activities depending on time. We have garden/work gloves or you can bring your own.
CG - Children's Garden, 12th St & Ave B, southwest corner
ESB - El Sol Brillante community garden, 526 E 12th St, middle of the block, south side of the street
Our composting and other garden activities involve both gardens with shared resources and volunteers.
Jul 2 Mon 4 - 7 pm at CG
Jul 3 Tue 4 - 7 pm at CG
Jul 7 Sat 1 - 3 pm at ESB, 3 - 7 pm at CG
Jul 9 Mon 4 - 7 pm at CG
Jul 14 Sat 6 - 8 pm at CG
(Jul 14 Sat 2-3 pm Bokashi workshop at Two Coves Community Garden, 11-01 30th Ave, Astoria, Queens)
Jul 16 Mon 4 - 7 pm at CG
Jul 17 Tue 4 - 7 pm at CG
Jul 21 Sat 1 - 3 pm at ESB, 3 - 7 pm at CG
(Jul 22 Sun 2 - 4 pm Bokashi workshop at Smiling Hogshead Ranch 25-30 Skillman Ave, Long Island City, NY)
Jul 23 Mon 4 - 7 pm at CG
Jul 24 Tue 4 - 7 pm at CG
Jul 28 Sat 1 - 3 pm at ESB, 3 - 7 pm at CG
Jul 30 Mon 4 - 7 pm at CG
Jul 31 Tue 4 - 7 pm at CG
To confirm that you'll be coming or if you would like to be notified whenever we update the garden activities schedule, please email us. Otherwise, please check this website for changes and the next set of dates (next month's dates).
Between April 1st - October 31st
Open Hours - weather permitting - updated 4/30/2018
Visitors Welcome during open hours and whenever gate is open.
|Mondays||4 pm - 7 pm|
|Tuesdays||4 pm - 7 pm|
|Saturdays||3 pm - 7 pm|
from the Citizens Committee For NYC
Project materials list: ESB-CG Composting Grant 2016 (Google spreadsheet, opens in a separate window)
Additional information to follow (items to build: worm bins, trommel sifter for both the Children's Garden and El Sol Brillante).
Amount of food waste treated with bokashi at Children's Garden and El Sol Brillante: ESB-CG Quantity Food Waste
Children's Garden - a GreenThumb community garden on 12th St & Ave B, southwest corner, East Village NYC
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