Rain Harvesting System Workshop sponsor by Citizen Committee
This hands-on workshop will take you through the steps involved in building a basic rain harvesting system. Learn about the importance of water conservation, good surface areas from which to catch rain, and how to put together and maintain your system.
Look at the bench we made. The rocks, stones and slate were once buried in the lot. We added the flowers donated by The Butterfly Project.
Now, it a piece of art with an attitude!
About The Butterfly Project-
The Butterfly Project is a working group of gardeners, Scientists, Teachers, Students, Environmentalists, and Others promoting planting native plants for pollinators.
List of free plants we received from The Butterfly Project:
Aromatic Aster – Aster Oblongifolius
Larkspur – Delphinium Exaltatum
Trumpet Honeysuckle – Lonicera Noveboracensis
Blue Star – Amsonia “Blue Ice”
Smooth Phlox – Phlox Glaberrima “Triple Play”
Wreath Geranium – Solidago Caesia
Mountain Mint – Pycnanthemum Muticum
Zigzag – Goldenrod - Solidago Flexicalis
Wild Blue Phlox – Phlox Divericata
New York Fern – Thelypteris Noveboracensis
Poverty - - Juncus Tenuis
Please visit www.butterflyprojectnyc.org for more info
It was an amazing weekend working with my neighbors in the garden. We accomplished so much together and just enjoyed the day. Thank you to "Love Your Block", "Butterfly Project", "MillionTreesNYC" and "Greenthumb" for your donations, encouragement and support!
Native Plant Share and Workshop • Saturday, May 11
Casa Frela has been invited to participate in the Native Plant Share and Workshop - "Please come prepared to take gallon-sized plants - a folding shopping cart is recommended. Plants are for public gardens such as community, school or other public gardens. Each garden will be able to take approximately 15 - 17 plants. Registration begins at 10:30am."
Co-Founder & Programs Coordinator
Butterfly Project NYC
11 a.m.–1 p.m. • La Finca Del Sur • East 138th Street and Grand Concourse
Join Butterfly Project NYC, the Bronx Green-Up, and GreenThumb/NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage their presence in urban landscapes. This year’s workshop is part of NYC Wildflower Week and will include an educational game demonstrating the importance of the relationship between plants and pollinators. Plants will be available for pickup to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces, while supplies last.
Adding a new feature to the garden. Thank you to Harlem artist Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn for donating this beautiful birdbath.
Please visit Ingrid at her new artist studio location at Chashama Studios - 461 West 126th Street.
Thank you for your donation and support.
Look at what our Garden looks like today. We are using buried objects like rocks, roots, metals and glass to create our Garden!
Applied for the Hydrant Key today. This will be our water source for the Garden. The Hydrant is location on 119th Street, about 20 feet away from the garden site.