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.

Monday, August 22, 2005

2nd Planting a Hit

Yesterday volunteers descended on scattered treeboxes on Montello and Morse. The high temperatures made the work more challenging, but a constant supply of cold water kept volunteers going strong. We planted from 8am until around 2:30, or 3pm. By the end of the day we prepped and planted several treeboxes (tree roots forcing the use of creativity in some spots). We were also able to plant new flowers outside a church on Montello after thieves ripped from the ground flowers that the church had planted. Take a walk down to Morse and Montello to check out the end product. Photos to follow.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Treebox Planting Event Sunday

The Trinidad Ivy City Community Garden Club will host a treebox planting this Sunday. We will be planting a couple of treeboxes on Montello (1200 block) & a few more around the corner on Morse (1100 block). The group is planning to meet at 8am outside 1220 Morse NE. Latecomers are welcome (but we may be around the corner on Morse). Interested parties should should call 202-397-7470 and ask for Thalia (feel free to just show up if you forget to call. It would also be great if people could bring tools/gloves/trashbags. We will have some tools/gloves/trashbags, but a few more couldn't hurt. In particular, pick-axes & trowels would be useful. Here are the vitals again-

Where: 1220 Montello (1200 block of Montello, or 1100 block of Morse if you're late).
When: Sunday 8am-until we finish
What: a treebox planting party

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Post Article on Gardens in Low Income Areas

Take a look at this article from the Washington Post. It talks about the key role that community gardens can play in underserved urban neighborhoods. Although the Trinidad Ivy City Community Garden Club does not currently grow veggies, it is something we are looking at. Also be sure to check out the slide show that the Post has on its site.