Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Small Green Patch News - Opening Party this Sunday - Planning Meeting this Saturday


April Planning Meetings - Saturday April 13th
Opening Party this Sunday April 14th - Come celebrate!
Compost dropoff - every Saturday 11am - 1pm

The Community Garden is open any time the gate is open.

A Small Green Patch:
Opening Party - this Sunday - April 14, 2013


Opening Party Events!
  • Seedbombs by Clare!
  • Bring your own t-shirt - Aida, the artist that helped us create the mural will be helping out again with screen printing of some of the characters from the mural - bring your own shirt and learn how to screenprint! (tentative)
  • The Textile Arts Center will be doing a workshop on Bundle Dyeing starting at 1PM. We'll supply all the dye materials and fabric swatches but please bring a little tree branch or stick and some wind-fallen leaves, flowers, etc. Curious about what Bundle Dyeing is? Check some examples here: http://textileartscenterblog.com/bundle-dyeing-in-the-csa-garden/ . Hope to see you there!



  • Musical guests - Good Fences, Trumpet Grrrl!, and Jacob Cohen!

    • 12pm Good Fences (One of the latest incarnations of the Brooklyn queer country music scene, Good Fences is an unplugged country/Americana trio fond of singing about heartache and hard times.)
    • 1pm Trumpet Grrrl (plays trumpet,keys,sings and mixes them into her original compositions.)
    • 2pm Jacob Cohen on Cello (improvisation-based experimental cellist and street performer)


    Planning Meeting this Saturday 1pm - please come draw what your ideas and visions of the community side lot! This past weekend a couple of members found a much needed filing cabinet and shelving unit one block away on the sidewalk. Both of these items were brought back to the garden and utilized immediately! Thanks Brooklyn!



    New Garden Agenda can be viewed here - this will also be printed and hung in the garden shed so any members wondering what needs to be done can view and mark that they have completed any tasks or projects! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I0Vfh28TzlxxPO3QayBrcrBqEQ1omxfdwrS6cgqoH54/edit?usp=sharing



    Compost Saturdays!: We need people to volunteer on Saturdays 11am - 1pm so people can dump their compost off - if you are interested in joining the composting team email us at asmallgreenpatch@gmail.com



    Organizational Structure: We are looking for volunteers for the following committees:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xbcoY8Xd9rS10i7dQ9LuXR0U_WLgQxOjk0kgz29NI0U/pub


    The flowers are starting to popup! How many flowers can you find in the garden?



    Feedback Farms:
    Feedbacak Farms has been starting lots of seeds in preparation for the coming season. We will have at least 15 varieties of tomatoes and a dozen varieties of peppers this year, along with lots of other things. We will be in the garden this weekend cleaning up the beds in preparation for these rapidly growing seedlings.  www.feedbackfarms.com

    Opening party this Sunday April 14 -The Textile Arts Center will be doing a workshop on Bundle Dyeing starting at 1PM. We'll supply all the dye materials and fabric swatches but please bring a little tree branch or stick and some wind-fallen leaves, flowers, etc. Curious about what Bundle Dyeing is? Check some examples here: http://textileartscenterblog.com/bundle-dyeing-in-the-csa-garden/ . Hope to see you there!
    We’ve have started preparing our Sewing Seeds Natural Dye Garden for its second season. We’ve been starting seedlings, planning garden layout, design labels, and planning our free educational programming for the Summer. Additionally, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be offering an artist residency, during the month of August, to an artist for the development of an outdoor art project, involving the Natural Dye Garden, natural dyes, and community interaction.

    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 stlydias.org or email Rachel Pollak at rachel@stlydias.org.

    Textile Arts Center:
    Learn more about the Garden Residency and other Sewing Seeds projects at www.textileartscenter.com/sewingseeds

    Kellen and Beyonce - Hive Happenings
    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.