Thursday, April 30, 2009

Summit Street Garden pinhole

I believe it was last Saturday i was in the garden, and a potential future member stopped by, he has been taking some classes in photography and he wanted to take some pinhole photographs of the garden. I just happened to be searching the world wide web and I came across his results. Nice job Steve! Thanks for sharing.

Make sure you all swing on by his flickr page and take a gander.

How to become a member of our garden

The process of becoming a member of the Summit Street Community Garden is very simple. CLICK HERE to view and download our member guidelines. And below is the abridged version, just the nuts and bolts of the process:

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Summit Street Garden, all you have to do is attend a meeting and get a fifteen minute orientation right after. Meetings are held monthly, either on Sunday or Saturday mornings, from April to October, with one weekday evening meeting. Our next meeting is Sunday, May 17th at 11am in the garden (if it rains it is held at 96 Summit Street). At the meeting you can give us your name, email, phone, address, etc, and you will be added to the email list. Garden members are expected to do one open hour session per year (4 hour session) to remain active members.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mapping of Brooklyn Community Gardens

Here is some gardening news. Over here at they are in the process of mapping the community gardens in Brooklyn. I have submitted the info on our little plot of green, so we should see something posted up there soon about Summit Street Garden.

This past weekend my wife and I went up to CT to help some friends in Hamden build a chicken coop! They have a great little yard in the back of their house, where they have a fabulous garden ( utilizing the WORD METHOD ) and they grow seedlings under lights in the basement. Have a look at their garden, seedlings and the chicken coop here.

Who in the neighborhood has some basement space?! Let's get our own seedling factory growing!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Flowers are Blooming

During open hours yesterday, I took a few shots of the garden, mostly macro shots of a lot of the flowers that were in bloom. Enjoy the slide show below:


Welcome to the Summit Street Garden Blog

come on in, originally uploaded by Summit Street Garden.

The Summit Street Community Garden was established in 1994 through the efforts of many people in the community, who literally dragged toilets, old tires and trash out of several adjoining abandoned lots. In partnership with the NYC Parks Department and Green Thumb, the Summit Street Community Garden exists to offer a cool, green oasis in the city.

The Summit Street Garden Blog was launched in April of 2009 to serve as a resource not only for our members but for any and all urban gardeners who might be interested in learning more about community gardening. This Blog is an open, participatory and moderated space - an extension of our living garden. We hope this blog serves to document the garden's community events and share "how-to's" on things like gardening, BBQ-ing, composting, planting and harvesting.

If you would like to submit an entry to this blog, please send your post in an email along with any photos (no bigger than 450 pix by 450 pix) to: Posts should be focused on our community and gardening. We might make a few edits and we'll post it as soon as we can. Thanks for stopping by. Check out our calendar on the side bar for our open hours and garden events.

We hope to see you in the garden soon.