meanwhile in NYC

the cold snap after a crazy warm winter has the urban gardeners coming up with some creative solutions.  as seen in the east village this morning.
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Progress

this picture is taken from the same vantage as the header of this webpage – what a difference 2 years makes. of course there is a lot of hard work to get there.  this year ben and berta have been spending a lot of time together
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know the signs

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Pre Solstice progress

things are really speeding up…
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IT IS ON

i was away for just under 2 weeks and I returned to some serious changes…  Many new beds established, greenhouse is full of soil blocks, solar array is complete, huge stacks of new lumber drying, and on and on.   Just a few of the sights are below.  will take more pix tomorrow
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green house ready for seeds

drum tight plastic and all the cracks stuffed with weather stripping.  Game on. Anthony, Kristen, Amber, Ben, Mimi, and I had a busy day on saturday pulling all the last details together and then stretching the plastic.  we made it up as we went, but we are feeling good about it. This chimney out of...
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venison

thank you jay! food from the back yard
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messy and muddy – behind the scenes solar install

funny that the solar city truck is green…  as you can see from these pics there is a lot of sweat and mud and energy that goes into solar energy.  we had to trench about 170′ from the ground mount to the house. my new friend cannon who has this great project, art power, was...
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trailer transport – moveable on farm housing

this picture pretty much says it all.  on the road, towing an unlicensed trailer with a a special permit.  spending $ on gas.  looks like the van did around 15mpg unloaded.  i was pretty light on the gas, but will be good to see if we can improve that.  towing i got 10mpg, but i...
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CSA registration is open

Join the Growing Heart Farm CSA to share a garden of local veggies picked fresh and delivered to your neighborhood. Current 2012 pickups locations are WEDNESDAY EVENINGS @: Curious Pictures 5-7PM 440 lafayette st Astor Place, ny map Nathan Love 6-8PM 407 broome st SOHO, ny map Golden Drum 6-8PM 97 green st. (@ franklin)...
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