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JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market reopens on June 17 and more.

We are ever more excited to launch the 4th season of JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market on June 17, 2023 with more visions, ideas, partnerships, experiences and dedication to make it even more welcoming and virtuous for our community and beyond.

On Opening Day, we will also be celebrating the Juneteenth Holiday.

Please join us and be a part of what has become a fabulous local tradition!

James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center is a Soil Soul Society building a healthier and more resilient community.

Thanks to you all of you who came to support our farmers and vendors and engaged our children with stories, poems, arts, and nature and sing-alongs. All we can say is there will be even more this coming summer. Thanks to all of you who were active volunteers and all of you who were happy to munch on delicious carrot cake and baked goods with garden tea. Thank you everyone for your donations, however big or small. Together, we made another great year.

We donated more than $1,700 worth of food, collected over 1,000 lbs of food scraps, engaged 9 students in paid Sustainability Internships and together we nourished our soil, soul and society!

JOIN the Soil Soul Society Here.

Story Time at the market

We are so grateful for Story Time, led by Danielle Guggenheim.
Danielle is a dedicated professional and visionary educator and active JBOLC Board member. She is also one of our most passionate community supporters and advocates and has been hosting Story Time from the very beginning when our community market opened in August of 2020 - in the midst of the Pandemic.

Earth Day Jubilee

Open Mic - bring your words with an Earth Day slant, Read Earth poetry, sing or play your Earth songs. 11:00 to 2:00

There will be Music - featuring Bartho Staalman, Rafael Mateo, Dean Parker and any others? (it's an open mic)

Vegan or Vegetarian? - Baba and Ray will be Battling it out with Fresh (hot out of the oven) Pizza. 12:00 - 2:00 pm

And get a Free Counter Food Scrap Container, courtesy of Big Reuse - while supplies last!!

Earth Day Jubilee
Thank you all for making James Baldwin Returns to America, 1957 – 1968 possible and for enabling us to celebrate Black History Month and reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
MOREOpera Community Chorus performing at the Vladeck Hall

JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market operates every Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm, from mid June to the end of October.

It is located near corner of Goulden and Sedgwick Avenues and Mosholu Parkway South, and near the north side of DeWitt Clinton High School Educational Campus at 100 W Mosholu Parkway S Bronx NY 10468-.

JBOLC proudly accepts SNAP and EBT and actively distributes NYC Health Bucks to make its market equitable and affordable to all its customers.Every $2 spent at farmers markets using SNAP on an EBT card, get $2 in Health Bucks up to $10 per day as a bonus. That means doubling your spending power.

Let's have a good time together outside!

Green space is community space and healthy environment filled with fresh air, delightful sounds, healing aroma, and bountiful beauty.

Please join us at JBOLC Garden Community Farmers market for local fresh fruits and vegetables, eco-friendly products, home made baked goodies, and nourishing healthy food & drinks. Be a part of singalong, learn to dance and practice yoga.
Ray and JBOLC Sustainability interns, Anna and Paris, making healthy vegetarian pizzas

Ray and JBOLC Sustainability interns, Anna and Paris, are making healthy vegetarian pizzas at the grand opening. We'd like to thank Magdiel Baez for his wonderful shot.

We continue our efforts to make our market Zero Waste.

Please help us by bringing
1. your own shopping bag
2. your own mug to taste our garden herbal tea
3. your food scraps (Please exclude any stickers, rubber bands and anything with wax coating)
And please respect our Carry-in Carry-out policy

JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market
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monarch butterfly cacoon
Milkweed seed, chrysalis & monarch butterfly just born at Meg's Garden.
A three year old child whispered, “ It has wings!”.

JBOLC Insectageddon 2021
James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center presented 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