Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate
We’re only weeks away from getting our hands in the dirt and planting our rooftop garden—we’ve already cleaned it up and have starter plants of lettuces, dill and radishes in our kitchen. We’re also working with the Freylinghuysen Arboretum to source native and local plants and to help us plan for three seasons of planting.
We took advantage of the warm weather last week to clean up our planters.
Our lavender and chives are thriving already.
And so are our strawberries!
This compost bin is a very happy addition to our gardening arsenal. We have a smaller compost bin in our staff kitchen which we empty into our rooftop bin frequently. In addition to our food scraps, the Dodge Foundation uses compostable plates, cups and napkins which we can tear up and stick in our bin.
Right now, the rest of our green roof is growing beautifully. The color of the sedum is spectacular.
I’ll share more pictures as this year’s garden grows. In the meantime, if you want to take a look at last year’s garden and green roof photos, you can find them on Flickr.
While we’re on the topic of green roofs and gardens, below is an interesting video from the Guardian on green roofs in Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK which I saw on Twitter via our friends at grist. (Follow grist on Twitter).
Here’s a clever idea for small space gardening from Re-nest using recycled soda bottles:
From CRAFT, you might find these best easy garden tips helpful:
And The Crochet Dude helps you plant your garden in an easy grid:
Excited to get your hands in the dirt? What are you planting this year?
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