Saturday, April 27, 2019

Green days: How to become a member of the 6BC Botanical Garden

The 6BC Botanical Garden is hosting a series of membership orientations over the next few weekends, starting tomorrow (Sunday). The above flyer has the details. The sessions start at 11:30 a.m. in the community garden on Sixth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C.

You can find more details about becoming a garden member at this link.

Also, starting on Monday, you can check out "Whispers in the Grove," an interactive, multimedia sculpture on view through June 7...

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Do you love gardens and art? Come visit "Whispers in the Grove", an interactive, multimedia sculpture at 6BC Botanical Garden in the East Village, on view from April 29 through June 7. . . Artists: Kathy Creutzburg, Natalia Lesniak, Mirabai Kwan Yin and Nicola Anderson. Follow on @nightmultimediaart . . Regular hours: Sat & Sun, noon- 6pm, Mon-Fri, 6pm-dusk. The sculpture will also be visible from the sidewalk. . . Come for refreshments and a talk about tree communication by Samuel Bishop, master arborist and educational director of Trees NY. . . Free lecture by Trees NY about mycorrhiza: Day: Friday, May 17, 2019 Opening time: 6:00 pm, with the lecture starting at at 7:00 pm Location: 6BC Botanical Garden, 630 E 6th St between Ave B & C . . Did you know trees communicate through underground networks of roots and fungus? Visit this woman-made forest of interconnected, neuron-like, steel forms that rise to support bulbs, the leaf canopy. Each bulb is enveloped in found materials and illuminated, like fireflies who express through their flicker. Hear "Whispers in the Grove". . . "Whispers in the Grove" is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to grow some tomatoes and other produce so I've gone to every community garden and asked how to get a garden plot. Not a single one would outline a concrete process by which I could use a small patch. They loved telling me how I could volunteer or donate but that was all that was available.

Anonymous said...

Not so many gardens have individual plots. And Often there are waiting lists for current members who want one, who understandably get priority. All NYC Parks Dept community gardens are open to membership, always. But Plot availability depends on the individual garden. 1st step would be to find a garden you like, become a member, get on the plot waiting list, and make sure you're a member in good standing so
When a plot comes up you'll
Be eligible.
Go to Greenthumb
To learn about all the gardens.

Anonymous said...

6B has individual plots, but there's a long list of people competing for them. Welcome to the city.