Sunday, September 14, 2008

Where to Get Info on Our Group

Hey, we're not so great about updating this blog, but we are still active. If you want to join in, or follow our activities please join our Yahoo Group. Activities are often also announced on Frozen Tropics.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

TIC Garden Club 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

The New York Times features a really interesting piece on the transformation of a front yard into an edible garden.

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

Check out this great Washington Post article on our neighborhood. It evens mentions us!

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, 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 garage sale, held October 1st (the same day as the H Street Festival), netted some much need funds for new soil and plants. The sale also gave group members the chance to chat with passing neighbors about our mission and ways that they can become invovled in what we do. Photos to follow.

Our Table @ the H Street Festival

Here are a few members staffing the info booth at the H Street Festival. It was a very sunny day, but worth the heat to spread the word to interested neighbors.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Photos from the 2nd Treebox Planting

Here are few shots from our treebox planting the weekend before last.
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.