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Garden Open Hours
(from April through October)
Thursday 3 to dusk
Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
Sunday 4:30 pm to dusk
Meg's Community Garden
Inspired by and dedicated to Megan Charlop, Meg's community garden is of collective ethos, where all lives matter, crawling or not!
At the main gate
We focus on growing edibles and practice permaculture, common-sense ethical design science, which works with nature aiming to create an agriculturally productive sustainable system using natural resources.
Garden sign
It is one of our outdoor classrooms, where students and community members learn/share hands-on skills and knowledge on growing healthy food to lead a sustainable life-style.
We plan to distribute the products to community via Youth-Market at a reasonable price. We donate surplus produce to a neighborhood food pantry POTS.
Please come join us and watch things grow bloom, and share the magic of the garden.
Edible Forest
Edible forest was created in Spring of 2017 in partnership with national Fruit Tree Foundtion. Twenty Seven fruit trees and berries were planted; some were taken away by some mysterious force, some stand strong and brilliant.
Creation of Edible forest: Clockwise from upper left: Ray Pultinas next to the actress Jennie Garth; Principal Orbe; Tools of the Tree Planting Trade; Vitafusion sponsored Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) donation; FTPF Arborist Rico Montenegro demonstrating proper tree planting before a crowd of students and community member volunteers.
On September 5, Meg's garden and edible forest were blessed by a senior citizen group from Bronxworks.
To start with, we served them with our famous apple-sauce cookies and herbal garden tea. They had a good time picking tomatoes, cucumbers and ground cherries among others to take home.
A cucumber it is!
Some of them got themselves busy making pretty bouquets. It was enjoyed by all so that we planned to make the visit regular. Thank you Kaydine and Jodie from NYC compost project for making this happen!
A Pollinator garden created on June 15 2019

SEE how excited and proud we were to be part of it, and a basketful of fun and joy we had!
our green interns and community volunteers created a garden for all those lovely children of mother nature's including bees, butterflies, birds in collaboration of the Department of Transportation, the Department of Environmental Protection, The New York City Soil and Water Conservation District, Bronx Council for Environmental Quality and James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center.
Pollinator garden design by Sung
Montefiore School Health Program volunteers working and sharing garden joys for annual Meg Charlop Day and our own team of JBOLC green infrastructure interns and community volunteers converge all on one glorious spring day

This year, they helped to transplant lettuce seedlings, harvest camomile flowers, which are dried to make our famous place-based JBOLC garden tea. They also helped to transfer a big compost pile.

To our surprise, we found a nest of a mother field mouse with her five pups in the pile. After running away for life, she returned to transfer all her darlings to a new nest one by one by the mouth. What a marvelous motherhood!
Pokeweed on snow
Butterfly Balm
The papilio polyxenes that becomes the Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Volunteers collecting seeds. We are passionate on saving seeds for many reasons.
A tree cared and beautified by a spiral pattern
Turning lawn into gardens..!
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