Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Small Green Patch News - Composting, Garlic Workshop from Feedback Farms and more.

Winter Compost droppoff - every Saturday 11am - 2pm
The Community Garden is open any time the gate is open.

Hello Friends and Neighbors!

Planning Meetings December and January: we will continue to hold planning meetings each 2nd Wednesday night and 2nd Saturday afternoon each month until next season. Come help us plan for next year! Meet us at the Textile Arts Center on any of these days or nights.

  • December 12 - Wednesday 8:00pm
  • December 15 - Saturday 1:00pm
  • January 9 - Wednesday 8:00pm
  • January 12 - Saturday 1:00pm
Meeting notes from Novembers meeting will be up by next week.

Some group news: 
Please help support our group members by checking out some of the fun workshops and events they are having. More workshops and farming programs to come!

Feedback Farms:
Winter is around the corner, its time to get our Garlic in the ground! Feedback Farms is holding garlic planting workshops at  A Small Green Patch thisSaturday Dec 1st. From 12 noon to 1:00 we'll be at A Small Green Patch and we'll be planting garlic generously provided by Jordan from Brooklyn Cultivation. Please come out if you want to learn about or just help us plant garlic. We'll teach you all we know about garlic (Allium Sativum) and discuss winter crops in general. In addition to the garlic workshop we'll be: composting crop waste, adding soil amendments.

A Small Green Patch:
A few members will take a trip to the Green Thumb Compound to pick up FREE supplies for Snow Shovels, Salt, compost and more.
Things you can do:
  • Snow Patrol Team email
  • Vermin Patrol email
  • Planning meetings - come decide what we will do in the community lot next year
  • Are you a part of the google group yet? Please email for more info
  • Admin help email to find out what we could use help with
St Lydia's:
St. Lydia's is a dinner church; we meet every Sunday night to share a sacred meal in Brooklyn.  The St. Lydia's Enough for Everyone Garden is an experiment in radical generosity and grows out of our weekly practice of welcoming anyone and everyone to our table.  Now that we have finished the 2012 growing season, we are working on our plans for 2013. If you are interested in learning more about St. Lydia's or about the Enough for Everyone Garden, please find us at or email Rachel Pollak at

Kellen's Bees:
All will be quiet on the bee front over the next couple months. When temperatures drop, the bees remain in the hive and form a cluster, shivering their flight muscles to generate heat and keep the hive warm. The winter cluster will move through the hive, consuming honey stores until the weather warms and they can begin to forage again. I'll be checking in on them occasionally through the winter, if we have some days that are warm enough for them to be active.