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JBOLC Spring Jubilee pizza party

💝 Gratitude for making Spring Jubilee jubilant!

JBOLC Spring Jubilee poster

Our first Spring Jubilee was a fun, delightful and delicious gathering thanks to you all who came to enjoy oven fresh pizzas, Babajuice, home made baked goods and each other in the lovely Amalgamated Train Park. We thank you and especially those who helped make this event successful!

Special thanks to City Councilman Eric Dinowitz and his team and Vivian Carter of Big Reuse for distributing lots of black gold compost, Rap4Bronx for donating more than 150 lbs of vegetables, Tristan and Tristan Jr. for sharing their seedlings and Daniela Del Giorno and Silver Shoes Dance Club who brought swing and sway into our beautiful Spring morning

An extra big thanks to all the kind folks at Amalgamated Coop for always making us feel welcome and offering their cooperative spirit and their helping hands. Evelyn Fernandez and her son Ian for fine planning, arrangement and set up and break down. Jack Spiegel for taking great photos, Deborah Hersch for educating our neighbors on recycling and collecting food scraps, and the Train Park Garden Club for sharing their beloved gardens. Thank you NYUL students and team for helping us at the kitchen and the welcome table, and all who ventured up to the open mic to share songs, poetry and music.

Thank you Lucy Degidon for leading a children's art program, Danielle Guggenheim for reading a great story, Joyce Harris for baking muffins, making cabbage salad and Baba and Ray for constantly rolling out delicious joyful pizzas for us.

With your big support and by popular demand, we will continue the Food and Arts Collective each week at our JBOLC Farmers Market starting June 18th - and what a grand reopening and celebratory start of our 3rd market season that will be.

The Baba and Ray Show will be back.

Let's keep spreading love!

comfrey with a bee

High time to garden! JOIN US.

If you love to garden or want to learn more about gardening by volunteering with us, please let us know by joining our mailing list. We've been beautifying the DOT Pollinator garden located at the JBOLC Farmers Market site. Meanwhile, we are making slow progress to get permits to maintain Meg's Garden and Edible Forest. We've been meeting as part of the Clinton Garden Advisory Committee, comprised of teachers, students, and a Cornell Extension Service.

JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market
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2020 Annual Report
Please check above our accomplishments to feel the joy and love we all shared and inspired in each other last year. A big thanks to Eytan Stanton, one of our board members, who has prepared this stellar report.
monarch butterfly cacoon
Milkweed seed, chrysalis & monarch butterfly just born at Meg's Garden.
A three year old child whispered, “ .. has wings!”.

JBOLC Insectageddon 2021
James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center presentation at 2018 Municipal Art Society's Summit for New York City Innovation Exhibition held at Inside Park at St. Bart's, on Tuesday, October 9, next door to the Summit program at St. Bart's Church.

Here's what has been said about us: "Of the many incredible submissions that are empowering individuals to shape their built environment, our jury of Urbanist Members were particularly impressed with your project, Another Country/James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center."
We would love to thank all the urbanists who participated the event, especially those who came to our table and showed interests in what we are doing and supported us and our outdoor programs.
And big thanks to our team for a stunning presentation!

The combination of tactile artifacts and story handouts, so elegantly formatted was such a strong reminder of where we have come and where we are going!
Two photos above by Vladimir Weinstein
Our presentation; we had several handouts, most of them had accompanying artifacts including 90 year old oak tree wedge. 1. Another Country/James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center

2. Apple Sauce Muffin

3. Welcome Table

4. Magpie

5. Food Kiosk
Communal - Ground Cherry - Upcycling - Shadowbox Project; we invited visitors to taste our garden grown ground cherry and upcycle its shell to make an interesting object by placing it inside the shadowbox using homemade flour glue.
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