Garden Rebuild Update

BA & Garden Members,

We are ready to begin rebuilding the New West 123rd Street Community Garden with your help!

GreenThumb has confirmed that a purchase order has been issued for all of the items on our list.  Scott Ahlborn is coordinating the delivery of those items starting with bluestone for the patio area and sand for underneath the stone.  We will also be able to begin building the new garden boxes, after which new soil can be delivered to fill those and top dress the entire garden.

We are scheduling a garden cleanup for the weekend of August 9, 10 and 11.  We are renting a 20 yard dumpster that will allow us to clear the remaining debris, dead trees and weeds from the garden. The dumpster will only be available for those days and be removed on Monday, August 12. Continue reading

Garden Rebuild Update 4.23.2013

Con Edison is currently working in front of the garden updating the power grid. During the upgrade process, Con Ed uncovered a sewage problem that must also be repaired. The work is schedule to be completed on 4/26/2013. After the completion of this work, Parks will resume the garden rebuild process.

Two weeks ago Parks delivered soil to level out the pitch of the garden. After Con Ed has finished their work, Parks will return to install the fence that separates the garden space from the plot directly to the east, from which the building collapsed onto the garden. They will also install the stone paths. Continue reading