Saturday, April 2, 2011

2011 Spring Meeting

2011 spring meeting is Wednesday April 27th. At 6:30 p.m. Become a member of the garden, or renew your garden membership. $30 for both. At the Garden on 2nd Place and Smith. See you there!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring meeting for members and potential members

Want to continue to be a gardener in the Transit Garden?

The Transit Garden invites you to our 2010 Spring meeting,

Monday, April 19th, 6:30 pm

Rain date: Wed., April 21st 6:30pm in the garden,

2010 Membership fee $30, for NEW or returning members. the price has gone up by $5 due to the fact that most likely, we are unable to have a fundraiser due to all the construction on 2nd place and smith street.

and we are in need mulch, a table and possibility getting electricity, on top of our insurance and water bills .

We would REALLY like all returning members to attend this meeting. See you then.

Vicki, Bette and Rita

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Become a Member!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Transit Garden member releases garden show!

Transit Garden member Jake Roland recently filmed a television pilot all about gardening. With any luck, a future episode will focus on the beauty of community gardens, what you can do to get involved, and how to 'pimp your plot'! Check out the video below:

Urban Green - Series Teaser from Plowshares Media on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rules of the Transit Garden

For those that are interested in joining the Transit Garden you may do so in the spring of each year. Stick us on your blog roll, bookmark us, or put us in your RSS feed for future updates and posts. In the interim, here are the rules*, regulations and guidelines of the garden for your review and enjoyment!

Table of Contents

1. General Regulations
2. Community Use Tools
3. Pets
4. Member Responsibilities
5. Key Holder Responsibilities

Regarding general regulations:

- Enjoy the plants and flowers, do not pick.

- Non-members welcome with a garden member.

- Food & beverages permitted, but take your food garbage when you go.

Regarding community use tools:

- Borrow and return all garden tools to storage shed. Garden tool donations are always welcome.

Regarding Pets:

- Dogs allowed on short leash. If others are in the garden, be considerate, check with their doggy comfort-level. Please remember to clean up after your pet.

- Children are welcome, but please supervise them. No picking flowers, pulling out plants, throwing dirt, etc.

Regarding member responsibilities:

- Regularly water, weed & maintain your individual planter.

- Help us water and weed the community stone planters.

- Help us keep the whole garden clean, use community trash bin, always use trash bag liner. refills in shed.

- Trash loves our garden and blows in daily. Please help us keep the garden clean, pick up any garbage inside & directly outside garden fence/gate.

- Double check, is the water OFF?.

- Lock the garden properly when leaving, interlocking both locks.

Regarding Key Holder responsibilities:

Do not give your keys to others without notifying the group. The garden is the property of the Transit Authority and provides access to their substation facility as well. In our lease, the MTA asks that only garden members be given a key.

When the last member leaves. The gate should be chained and locked until another member arrives. The garden is open to the full community whenever a member with a key has opened it and is inside working or enjoying it. However, when the member with a key leaves, it is their responsibility to lock the gate. Therefore all non key holders who are in the garden must leave at that time so that the garden can be properly locked.

If anything is confusing please, let us know.

*Rules as emailed 4/28/09 by Vicki Devor, Subject: Transit Garden Rules- please read. Edited for post by Jacob Roland

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mulch-tastic Sunday!

FYI to all you gardeners out there:

> At long last:
> Jaws, the Hoyt Street Association's chipper/shredder,
> will be out on Sunday, July 12 to shred your dry leaves,
> twigs, vines, branches (max 1.5" diameter), etc. into a
> fine mulch. The mulch will not only help make your gardens
> and street trees more beautiful but will also leave a little
> more room in the NYC landfills for real garbage. The
> upcoming session is:
> Sunday, July 12 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
> David Foulke Memorial Garden (Bergen, just west of Nevins)
> Please be sure to bring a bag or other container to take
> your mulch home. Jaws will be out at least one more time
> this summer. For future events, keep an eye out for the
> blue signs on neighborhood bulletin boards that proclaim:
> "Shred, shred, chip, chip, Repeat". Call Craig
> Fithian at 718-802-9376 or see the FAQ in the Greening
> Section (search for "Jaws") of the Boerum Hill
> Association website,,
> for more information.
> PS: If you are interested in learning to operate Jaws,
> please contact me. With a few people to share the
> workload, we can have more frequent Shredding Days.

Special thanks to the Hill Boerumhill Egroup for letting us know about this!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Welcome to the Transit Garden

This is a temporary layout for the website of the 2nd Place Transit Garden at the corner of Smith Street and 2nd Place in Brooklyn, NY. We are a group of community minded gardeners growing a variety of goodies across the street from the Carroll stop on the F and G line.