July 2022: Standards Votes!
Summertime Congratulations! During their July inspection, Standards voted on the following plots in the following categories:
"Best July Garden"
Thank you so much, Vera, for sending in your writing and thoughts.
Some follow up resources on Climate Change from Julia Ferguson, 2022 Secretary:
For the past six or seven years, the Roosevelt Island Community Garden has hosted free small group gardening classes for youth ages approximately 8 - 13. Students help maintain a garden plot, including planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. They learn about ecology, composting, and the Roosevelt Island Community Garden structure. All parents must sign a liability waiver / permission slip.
An Interest Form was sent to all persons on the RIGC Waitlist as well as Members and Associates: "Classes are held on weekend afternoons and are taught by RIGC m\Members and Associates. Students enroll in 3-5 week sessions. Covid-19 safety protocols are followed.
At the early spring reunion class, students harvested arugula that grew all winter. Then, in May, they began sowing more vegetables than ever in containers as well as in the beds: peas, garlic, radishes, broccoli, beans, tomatoes, kale, bok choy, carrots, parsley, basil, zinnias and sunflowers. Currently the berries in D-12 don't have enough sun for blooms, but are doing great alongside some asters and hydrangeas. Thanks to Debbie & Donna in C-37, students also have a small sunny spot for cantaloupes and cucumbers.
All are looking forward to some Fall class offerings and explorations. RIGC Associate and Urban Forester, Schuyler Borden (along with his bearded dragon, Phoebe,) has expressed an interest in joining us one day.
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