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A New Addition – Fig Tree

Two Sundays ago, April 6th, Compost for Brooklyn (Newkirk Avenue and East 8th Street) hosted a tree giveaway. The Brooklyn College Garden’s coordinator Sigrun made all of the necessary arrangements to reserve a fig tree. On giveaway were ornamental pear trees, but the addition of a fruit bearing tree such as the fig was a […]

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Now Open: 2014 BC Gardening Season!

On March 15th, 2014 a lottery was held to determine which plots would be assigned to both new and returning gardeners. Returning gardeners were asked if anything remained in their 2013 plot that it be moved to their new location or to get in touch with the person who will garden in that plot for […]

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Made in Brooklyn – Serviceberry (amelanchiers) Jam

Last year the college that I work at had some extra trees/shrubs from a construction project and asked if the garden had space to give them a home. We sure did! But, this was some of the back story that I found out about later. I first noticed these trees because of the beautiful white […]

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