721 Rooftop Garden in the Kingston Times this week

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There is a nice article on the front page of The Kingston Times detailing the rooftop garden at 721 Media. Go Farmer Frank and crew!

Read it HERE. While you’re at it, consider picking up a subscription to our local papers. We need to support them to assure that they continue to prosper (or to simply remain).

Everett Hodge Community Center – Garden’s In!

The children planted their 4 x 4 raised bed last weekend as part of the ‘Make A Difference Day: Keeping it Green!’ Here are photos of their Kale and Marigold’s. Hugh Cummings (of Hugh-Name-It Builders) got the Rain Barrel in right on time. The water captured is enough to feed the garden for weeks! Continue reading Everett Hodge Community Center – Garden’s In!

June Update: GW Montessori/Elementary School Gardens

GW Montessori/Elementary School in Ward 4

GW Montessori/Elementary School in Ward 4

I drove past the GW Montessori/Elementary School today to see what their garden crew has been up to. I was pleased to find many (and perhaps up to a dozen) large garden areas (approx. 20 x 20 plots a piece) for the community and school. Continue reading June Update: GW Montessori/Elementary School Gardens

Introducing: The Kingston Children’s City Garden

We are working towards a second community garden in the city of Kingston. The location is on 26 South Pine Street off of Greenkill Avenue. Continue reading Introducing: The Kingston Children’s City Garden

June Update: Darmstadt Children’s Tepee Garden

Stopped by the Darmstadt Tepee Garden today to check up on the bean gardens. They are doing terrific. Here is a photo. We are thinning them out and encouraging them to grow up at the moment. Can’t wait for the kids to see their efforts manifest into food. Continue reading June Update: Darmstadt Children’s Tepee Garden

June Update: City Hall Victory Garden

The Kingston High School students finished planting the Victory Garden at City Hall last week. Everything is coming up nicely – though we could certainly use a little more sunshine for the Corn! The beans are catching up (even though they were planted only two weeks ago. Corn went in five weeks ago!) Continue reading June Update: City Hall Victory Garden

On a Rooftop…

I was given a tour recently of a garden going in on the rooftop at the 721 Media Center on Broadway in Kingston. Here are a few snapshots taken by the lovely Diane Reeder of me and the hard working crew.  Continue reading On a Rooftop…

The Kingston Land Trust Helps to Prepare for ‘Make A Difference Day’

Yesterday, Hugh Cummings (Kingston Land Trust board member, and owner ‘Hugh-Name-It Builders’) spent the day with me at the Everett Hodge Center in Midtown creating a beautiful stage for the children in their backyard – in preparation for the ‘Make A Difference Day’ in Midtown, Kingston on Saturday, June 13th. Continue reading The Kingston Land Trust Helps to Prepare for ‘Make A Difference Day’

Bailey Middle School plants Butterfly Garden

Here are a few recent photos of the seventh grade teaching team (Green Team) from Bailey Middle School planting-out their Butterfly Garden in their center courtyard. Continue reading Bailey Middle School plants Butterfly Garden

KHS Students 'Planting-Out' Squash and Corn at City Hall

Joann Dayton’s Ecology students had a great ‘planting-out’ session last Friday at noontime where they continued the process of sowing seeds for the City Hall Victory Garden. The corn is now in completely, as is our pumpkin squash.  Beans will be put in this Friday.   Continue reading KHS Students 'Planting-Out' Squash and Corn at City Hall