Garden Tepees Installed at Darmstadt Shelter

Preparing the Garden

Preparing the Garden

We had a great day this past weekend with the children at the Darmstadt Shelter on Thomas Street in Midtown, Kingston. The updated Children’s Garden now hosts three garden tepees and a ladder all made of drift wood that we ‘harvested’ along the Hudson River shoreline. The kids planted green beans and gourds (to make birdhouses perhaps in the fall!).  Continue reading Garden Tepees Installed at Darmstadt Shelter

WEEK ONE: "Planting-Out" Corn at City Hall Victory Garden

Here are some photos of the planting out of corn at the City Hall Victory Garden this past Friday, May 14. Thank you all for helping out and especially to Allyson Levy of Hortus Conclusus who helped the students and volunteers have a successful first planting!

Allyson Levy of Hortus Conclusus

Allyson Levy of Hortus Conclusus

Chalking Up

Chalking Up

Hands in the dirt!

Hands in the dirt!

Using the Rain Barrel

Using the Rain Barrel

Watering the crops

Watering the crops

Omega Grant Awarded to Kingston Land Trust

The Kingston Land Trust is on of 29 area non-profits selected to participate in a special organizational retreat at the Omega Institute Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, N.Y. The Omega In Service Grant allows key executives of the Kingston Land Trust to set goals and develop strategies in a relaxed yet focused setting. Continue reading Omega Grant Awarded to Kingston Land Trust

Volunteers and Phillies Bridge Farm donate seedlings to Queens Galley

I’d like to thank garden volunteer Paul Rakov and the generous donation of seedlings from Phillies Bridge Farm in New Paltz/Gardiner for  yesterday’s mission!  Paul took a bucket of compost from Kingston to their farm – and helped to transplant 96 seedlings of Eggplant, Peppers and Tomatoes to deliver to Queens Galley in support of their raised bed gardens this season.

This effort will provide a great deal of food for our community in need all summer/fall long.

Thank you!

Kingston High School Newspaper Reports on Victory Garden at City Hall

A student journalist from the Kingston High School sent us her story printed in their school publication. Thanks Emily:

Emily Mance, Victory Garden

April 22nd. Earth Day. Second period. The majority of the students at KHS are sitting in Algebra or Spanish or Global. Some, though, are across the street at City Hall, celebrating the Kingston Victory Garden, learning how it came to be and what they can do to help. Continue reading Kingston High School Newspaper Reports on Victory Garden at City Hall

Chambers Elementary School Prepares Garden Beds

Chambers Elementary Students tending the daffodil's.

Chambers Elementary Students tending the daffodil's.

Chamber's Elementary Raised Beds

Chamber's Elementary Raised Beds

Preparing school property leaves for compost next season. It's easy to do!

Preparing school property leaves for compost next season. It's easy to do!

Chambers Elementary School is rocking with several raised beds, seedlings and leaf composts for the children to raise healthy crops this season. Congrats to Charlotte Adamis and Julie Noble, and special thanks to Mark DeDea for supplies and building the raised beds. We all appreciate this effort for our children.