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).
January 12, 2019 Saturday 12:30 - 2:30 pm
at El Sol Brillante community garden (12th Street between Ave A & B, middle of the block, south side of the street) and the Children's Garden (12th St & Ave B).
This workshop will focus on winter bokashi composting activities, including trenching/burying bokashi-fermented food waste, sifting worm compost and/or feeding worm bins, preparing pots/planters, and how food waste is treated at the garden through the winter. We will start at El Sol Brillante (526 E 12th St) and end up at the Children's Garden (544 E 12th St). For more information, visit recyclefoodwaste.org.
Sign-up is optional--people can just show up.
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).
Jan 5 Sat 1 - 4 pm at CG and/or ESB
Jan 6 Sun 10 am - 12 pm at ESB and CG
Jan 7 Mon 2:30 - 4:30 pm at CG
Jan 8 Tue 2:30 - 4:30 pm at CG
Jan 9 Wed 1 - 3 pm at CG
Jan 12 Sat 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Winter Bokashi Workshop (click for more information and to sign up) at ESB and ending at CG
Jan 14 Mon 2:30 - 4:30 pm at CG
Jan 15 Tue 2:30 - 4:30 pm at CG
Jan 16 Wed 1 - 3 pm at CG
Jan 19 Sat 1 - 4 pm at CG and/or ESB
Jan 21 Mon 2:30 - 4:30 pm at CG
Jan 22 Tue 2:30 - 4:30 pm at CG
Jan 23 Wed 1 - 3 pm at CG
Jan 26 Sat 1 - 4 pm at CG and/or ESB
Jan 28 Mon 2:30 - 4:30 pm at CG
Jan 29 Tue 2:30 - 4:30 pm at CG
Jan 30 Wed 1 - 3 pm at CG
Between April 1st - October 31st
Open Hours - weather permitting
Visitors Welcome during open hours and whenever gate is open.
|Mondays||4 pm - 6 pm|
|Tuesdays||3 pm - 6 pm|
|Wednesdays||12 pm - 2 pm|
|Thursdays||6 pm - 8 pm|
|Saturdays||3 pm - 6 pm|
|Sundays||6 pm - 8 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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