Tuesday, July 26, 2005

First Project a Big Success

Some of the spots seemed pretty bleak when we looked at them that morning.
We started work with a small group...
...but we were hopeful.
We had all the materials that we needed.
As the morning progressed lots of neighbors joined in the effort.
It was hard work...
...but we had a great time.
And before 1pm we had planted five tree boxes, cleaned a small access alley, & weeded & mulched a yard.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Cleaning Bricks for Saturday's Planting

Here are a few shots from tonight's gathering where a few members went to work cleaning old mortar off bricks to be recycled into tree boxes during this Saturday's planting in the 1200 block of Montello NE.

A Neighbor's Small Garden

This wasn't planted by us, it is neighbor's garden I passed on the way to work. But you can see how just a little bit of work can really pay off by adding color and interest in what would otherwise be just a plain space.

Join Us Saturday July 23rd

The Trinidad Ivy City Community Garden Club is hosting an event Saturday morning & any interested parties are invited. We will be doing yard work & planting flowers galore. We are also constructing brick tree boxes in which to put the flowers. Check out these before shots if you want a sneak peak at the work site.

When: The action starts at 8am and goes until whenever we wrap up.
Where: The 1200 block of Montello (the intersection of Montello & Morse).

You could always just show up, but it might be a good idea to give us a heads-up so we can make sure we have enough tools & gloves. To get in touch join the Yahoo group "trinidadivycitygardenclub," email us by using the mail to function on the profile page, or call Thalia at 202-397-7470.

FYI- The center house became vacant after it was torched, three years ago, by a serial arsonist. Also, not pictured is the severly overgrown lot (to the right of these houses) that is owned by the city & (in theory) maintained by a contractor.


Sunday, July 03, 2005

Welcome to The Trinidad Ivy City Garden Club

Who we are: the residents of the Trinidad & Ivy City Neighborhoods.

What we are: a community group that seeks to beautify our streets, build bonds between neighbors & increase neighborhood pride through gardening.