August Update: Kingston Children’s City Garden in Ward 5

I want to thank the volunteers who showed over the past two weeks to help get the South Pine Street Kingston Children’s City Garden raised beds underway. In the rain last Sunday, we were able to finally mix manure, soil and peet in two of the four raised beds. There’s a bit more to do – but we’re getting there.

The future use of the property will be tilled and planted by Queens Galley’s Operation Frontline program to grow what Farmer Frank says to be “50% of their food needs”.

The goal was to also incorporate some community garden farming – which is what the raised beds are meant to accomplish.

At this time, we have one family in a raised bed so far, which is quite exciting. If you live close by, and wish to have your own plot this late summer/early fall please contact me. Binnewater provides all of the water needs.

Call me at 845/750-7295.

Thanks.

Rebecca
South Pine Street - raised beds

Newly planted sunflowers!

Newly planted sunflowers!

Delivery!

Thank you Mayor Sottile for making it possible for The Kingston Children’s City Garden to be able to add wonderful, aged manure to enrich the soil for planting.

Don, Arthur and I made a very short trip to a horse farm in Rhinebeck where we most definately got our fill. Jodi Riccobono is an equine communicator. Dreamwalkin’ Farm is a beautiful place. Thanks for the donation, Jodi.

There’s more, too – and baby, I intend to get it for Kingston’s city gardens.

Don from the DPW getting ready

Don from the DPW getting ready

Loading the truck

Loading the truck

Farmer Rebecca!

Farmer Rebecca!

Don and Arthur

Don and Arthur

Incoming!

Incoming!

New soil and manure waiting for the children and neighbors

New soil and manure waiting for the children and neighbors

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