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BeardedIrisCloseUp2021

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Roses2021

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OutsideSeating2021

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Rose2021

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BeardedIris2021

Roses

Roses

Our corner roses. When the evening sun from the West shines on them, they glow. All of 118 street loves them. We'd hate to disappoint and not have them there anymore.

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

Setting up for our annual halloween event where kids get to pick their pumpkins and get them carved. This is EAST HARLEM.

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Goldenrod

Goldenrod

Digger wasp (Solia dubia) on Goldenrod. Thanks to Butterfly Project NYC for the plants.

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WinterGarden20-21

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Hotbox2021

Compost Hotbox 2021

Old Fence

Old Fence

The fence that divided the HPD lot from PVCG. It took 5 of us to get the fence and bed frame that had been incorporated into a tree out.

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Our New HPD Land

Our New HPD Land

A lone picnic table on our newly licensed land. In just a few months, we would have a brand new chicken coop funded by the City Chicken Project and built by outside volunteers and garden members.

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CityChicken1

Old Feathered Friends

Old Feathered Friends

Members of our old chicken flock that now resides at a farm on Long Island.

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Children's plot

Children's plot

With garden funds, we built an enclosure for school groups to plant. Gardeners took care of the plants in the summer and kids could come back in fall to see their flowers & harvest their veggies. We now use it to grow food to donate to Edible School Yard and Little Sisters of the Assumption.

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EdibleSchoolyard

EdibleSchoolyard

Food grown on HPD land donated food to Edible Schoolyard. Image Credit: Edible Schoolyard

Winter rye field

Winter rye field

To amend (make healthy again) the soil, we first planted the pollinator plant field with winter rye, hairy vetch and crimson clover. This is year 1 circa 2013.

Mature Winter Rye

Mature Winter Rye

When the winter rye matures, it and the clover and hairy vetch are tilled into the soil to provide added nitrogen and other nutrients.

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Summer field

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Summer field Echinacea and Mountain Mint

WinterRye

WinterRye

It's beautiful.

Perched Chicken

Perched Chicken

One of our lovely chicken ladies perched on a fence made from pruned tree limbs that protect the native pollinator plant field.

Secret Egg Stash

Secret Egg Stash

Sometimes the hen prefer to lay someplace other than the coop.

Echinacea

Echinacea

We started with a few plants of Echinacea and False Indigo...

New York Aster

New York Aster

New York Aster, another one of our native pollinator plant in our field. Thanks to Butterfly Project NYC for the plants.

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan another one of our native pollinator plant in our field. Thanks to Butterfly Project NYC for the plants.

Peace under Peach Tree

Peace under Peach Tree

A quiet, peaceful place to sit under the peach tree.

Chickens & Ratty Cat

Chickens & Ratty Cat

The chickens have their local friends.

Moth Night

Moth Night

Catching moths with a mercury vapor lamp in Pleasant Village Community Garden

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Mourning Doves

Mourning Doves

An early 'mourning' gathering of mourning doves on the HPD land