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Inspiration from Morris Heights

Posted by Kelly Moltzen on Monday, May 28, 2012,
4/14/12
Leave It Better had been teaching youth about environmental stewardship and growing food in PS 306 / MS 331 in the Bronx when one of the teachers suggested they do something with the vacant lot across the street.  Dominique and Graham decided to transform the lot into an official NYC Department of Parks & Recreation GreenThumb garden. It's incredible to see the work they've done to build community and involve residents - especially youth - in growing food and transforming the formerly ...
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Backyard garden

Posted by Kelly Moltzen on Monday, May 28, 2012,
4/14/12
Amber and I borrowed Doug’s van today to go to Home Depot and get gardening supplies.  We got 7 pieces of wood to make 3 garden beds, and had the store lumber staff cut the pieces.  We got four 2x8x12’s, two 2x8x14’s and a 4x4.  We also got 3” screws and brushes for oiling the untreated wood. Home Depot didn’t have linseed oil though, unfortunately.  Dominique from Leave It Better gave us some gardening tips from her classes at NYBG, which included information about how to bu...
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