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.
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).
Jul 10 Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at CG
Jul 11 Thu 9 - 11:30 am at CG; 12 - 2 pm at ESB
Jul 13 Sat 3 - 6 pm at CG and/or ESB
Jul 15 Mon 9 - 11:30 am at CG; 12 - 2 pm at ESB; 2:30 - 5:30 pm at CG
Jul 17 Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at CG
Jul 18 Thu 9 - 11:30 am at CG; 12 - 2 pm at ESB
Jul 20 Sat 11 am - 3 pm at CG GreenThumb Open Garden Day NYC; 3 - 5 pm CG and/or ESB
Jul 22 Mon 9 - 11:30 am at CG; 12 - 2 pm at ESB; 2:30 - 5:30 pm at CG
Jul 24 Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at CG
Jul 25 Thu 9 - 11:30 am at CG; 12 - 2 pm at ESB
Jul 27 Sat 11 am - 5 pm at CG and/or ESB
Jul 29 Mon 9 - 11:30 am at CG; 12 - 2 pm at ESB; 2:30 - 5:30 pm at CG
Jul 31 Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at CG
Between April 1st - October 31st
Open Hours - weather permitting
Visitors Welcome during open hours and whenever gate is open.
|Mondays||3 pm - 6 pm|
|Tuesdays||3 pm - 6 pm|
|Wednesdays||10 am - 12 pm|
|Saturdays||2 pm - 5 pm|
See Activities for how we maintain our garden and the things you can do to help.
Amount of food waste treated with bokashi at Children's Garden and El Sol Brillante: ESB-CG Quantity Food Waste
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).
Children's Garden - a GreenThumb community garden on 12th St & Ave B, southwest corner, East Village NYC
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