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Herb spiral garden in Spring

JBOLC Garden Community Volunteer Hours:
From April through November weather permitting,
Sundays from 4pm to dusk at the gardens,
Saturdays during the market from 10am to 3pm
and during our various events.
Please note that it is subject to change without notice.

If you want to join our garden groups via Whatsapp to be notified any changes regarding garden hours, please register HERE .
Inspired by and dedicated to Megan Charlop, Meg's Garden Community is of collective ethos where all lives are respected.
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.
Students and community members learn/share hands-on skills and knowledge on growing healthy food to lead a sustainable life-style. Please come join us and watch things grow bloom, and share the magic of the garden!
It is one of our joys to find many goldfinches hanging around in the gardens. We discovered that they love to eat seeds from amaranth and sesame plants (perilla plant).
"Come see them and love them!"
We grew more than 100 Ibs of hot peppers for Bronx Hot Sauce in 2019.
One of the persimmon trees that were donated by national Fruit Tree Planting Foundation in 2018 summer; it was wondrous to witness the fruits ripening with wind, rain and sun.
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.
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. 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!

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!

Who doesn't love tomatoes?
Asparagus groove at the gardens