Friday, May 29, 2009

Tag Sale Tomorrow!

We're having a Tag Sale tomorrow at our little garden, on the corner of Summit Street and Colombia Street. 8:30am - 2:30pm.

Pardon me for Asking, a local blog, Has posted about our tag sale here!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

There be Bees in this here neighborhood!

So I was hanging between Jalopy and Moonshine the other day, and I got to talking with a fellow hoodie, Marie-Emma. The Summit Street Garden was mentioned, and then I mentioned the blog, and this sparked an interesting conversation that I wanted to share with you.

You see, Emma makes skin care products. Made from Honey + Wax. That comes from Bees. Bees that hail from our very own neighborhood! Neighborbees! If you see me at the 'shine ask me to point out the rooftop where they live. I think this is just the coolest thing. Find out more about Emma and her skin care products made here in Brooklyn at

I'm going to try to possibly set up a meeting with the bee keeper to learn more about him and his Red Hook Bees. Could be a future mini-doc, will keep you posted on my findings.

Brooklyn Folk Festival, this weekend @ Jalopy

This weekend from Friday night, May 15th - Sunday, May 17th is the Brooklyn Folk Festival brought to you by Down Home Radio and will be at the infamous venue for this kind of thing, our local Jalopy.

Admission is $10 a day or $25 for all 3 days. Not a bad deal I say. Click on the photo above, or link to the BFF for a complete schedule of the weekend's performance.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A cleaner Greenway

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This past Saturday, Oliver and I joined a few volunteers and walked along the Columbia Street section of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway to get 'er clean. We found some truly bizarre trash, which you can see at the photo set above.

I was excited that we got to use official DOT Arterial Maintenance "grabbers" and when I joked about getting a neon DOT safety vest......I GOT ONE.

If you aren't familiar with the The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway I highly recommend you visit their website. It's pretty impressive, to be planning a 14 mile stretch of public space on the Brooklyn Waterfront, from Greenpoint all the way to Bay Ridge. For nearly 100 years, there has only been four public access points to the water's edge. This MAP shows the proposed route.

I implore everyone to help out any way they can, join the Initiative!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Now on Twitter!

Well, I am still figuring out how this "Twibe" thing works, so bear with us here. You can see a feed of our tweets in our new widget on our side bar. I'm just not sure if that means your following me, or following the garden.

Click HERE to go to our twibe (twitter group) profile page and join the club!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Help build the Greenway!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

On this rainy day I popped by the garden to check on my seedlings (doing fantastic) and I noticed a wet and fading flyer for some upcoming activities to support the local Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

This Saturday, May 9th at 10am you can lend a hand at BGI's monthly cleanup along the new Colombia Street section of the greenway. Tools, trash bags and work gloves provided. Meet at BGI's office, 145 Colombia Street, between Kane and Degraw. All ages welcome! RSVP to bmccormick(at) This same event will also take place at 10am on Saturday, June 13th (every 2nd Saturday of every month.)

This year's New View benefit is Thursday, June 18,2009. Celebrate with BGI with drinks, food, and live music at another new waterfront destination along the future route of the Greenway! All the details on the benefit will be posted on the event page at so check back now and again.

And if you go to the clean-up this Saturday, I'll see you there! and DIY vertical garden

About a week ago, I submitted our garden profile, info and a few pictures to This past Friday, our humble little urban garden was featured on their blog. Check out the article here.

And in other garden related blogging news, check out this neat idea at Even though it was done in Alaska because of a tough environment and difficult soil, I feel that this kind of garden project exudes the spirit of the urban gardener. What a great way to use vertical space. Click on the photo below to read the article: