Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thursday, July 13, 2006
TIC Garden Club Annual Yard Sale
2nd ANNUAL YARD SALE
JULY 15 10am – 3pm
1100 Block Montello Ave. NE
All proceeds support the planting projects of the Trinidad Garden Club.
NYT: Redefining the Yard
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Garden Club Strikes More Treeboxes
After a last minute discovery that the treeboxes intended as recipients of the most recent planting were on DPW's (at lease we think it is DPW, but no agency was listed on the no parking signs) sidewalk replacement route (meaning the treeboxes would be pretty roughed up & it would not be a wise time to plant). So the group concentrated instead on more boxes on the 1100 block of Morse & did a rehab (w/new plants) on a large treebox further up Montello (where the sidewalk replacement was already complete).
WP: Gardened & Growing in Trinidad
Thursday, March 23, 2006
TIC Community Garden Club Prepping for Spring
Now that spring is in the air & the bulbs are coming up, it is time once again for the Tinidad-Ivy City Community Garden Club to take up our shovels and make an appearance on the corner.
We did a little treebox repair project last weekend before kicking off the public season for the year. Our bricklined treeboxes on Montello endured a bit of fall/winter abuse.
We decided to undertake this particular task before opening the public season because we want to move forward and welcome new members with the strong message that we don't just want to do one time planting projects. We want to keep returning to the scene of the crime to maintain what we have created.
We believe that building a strong community is about following through & being there for the long run.
Occasional clean-ups are a great thing, don't get us wrong, but isolated events are...um, isolated. They each become just a flash in the pan.
So, while planting treeboxes is fun & the flowers look much better than the debris that once occupied the space, the planting of treeboxes is not our end goal.
We hope that by getting neighbors our out on the street & talking & working together, that maybe a little community building can happen along the way.
And just maybe, if enough of us are out there on a regular basis, we can get to know our neighbors a little better & strive to work together to make Trinidad the best community it can be.
Also check out a reference to this post in the blog Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Beautification Day @ Webb School
Join us for beautification day at Webb Elementary this Saturday. We will be planting bulbs, doing general cleaning & a little painting to spruce up the school. This event is sponsored by Webb, the Trinidad Ivy City Garden Club, & the Lillian S. Jones Youth Foundation (which has adopted Webb). This is a great chance to get out and do some good while meeting your neighbors. To find out about other TIC Garden Club events join the listserv.
Where: 1375 Mount Olivet Rd NE
When: 8:30am Saturday November 19th (this Saturday)
What to bring: Yourself (wear old clothes) & plenty of energy
Monday, October 03, 2005
Garage Sale Nets Funds for More Flowers
Our Table @ the H Street Festival
Monday, August 29, 2005
Photos from the 2nd Treebox Planting
Prepping the bed on Montello.
Neighbors turned out to help despite the high temperatures.
The digging was hard, but it was a fun time.
Planting decorative grasses on Montello.
We used the last of the plants to replace flowers that had been stolen from a local church.
A glance at our past efforts on Montello.