Gardeners celebrate new raised bed frames after a hard day’s work.
Garden members place new wooden frames around planting beds. The old frames had started to rot.
  • Climate Battery Completed At Imani II

    As the darkness of December descends on Imani, a group of volunteers completed work on the climate battery in the greenhouse at Imani II.  Just to recapitulate, the climate  battery concept ...

    Saturday, 06 December 2014
  • Climate Battery Begins at Imani Greenhouse

      Travis Frazelle and I spent a lovely Sunday morning moving the solar panel from the aquaponics system in Imani I to the new greenhouse in Imani II.  The aquaponics system goes quiet in th ...

    Monday, 10 November 2014
  • Lobster Dinner a Great Success

      On Saturday, Sept. 27th,  Imani Garden held its 5th annual lobster dinner and permaculture talk.  The talk this year was given by Claudia Joseph, a well-known permaculture instructor ...

    Wednesday, 10 September 2014
  • Detroit - The Garden City ??

            Has The Motor City become the Garden City!!   I’m just back from a seven day road trip to Michigan. The highlight of my trip was the tour of Detroit’s gardens. I ...

    Tuesday, 12 August 2014
  • Imani's Chicken Workshop featured in DNA Info

    The on-line newspaper DNA Info featured the chicken workshop offered monthly at Imani Garden in a recent report.  Imani's Lydia Ahonen hosts the workshop and her extensive knowledge of chicken te ...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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    Tinto and Punchline add to compost at Imani

    Beginning two weeks ago, the Nostrand Avenue merchants Tinto, a coffee bar, and Punchline, a juice bar, have begun adding their coffee grounds and juice pulp to Imani Garden.  I'm collecting them ...

    Monday, 19 May 2014
  • Gardening For Climate Change

    I couldn't resist this title in today's New York Times.  The thrust of the piece seems to be that we have to be flexible about what we grow in our garden. What is "native" is not as relevant as ...

    Monday, 05 May 2014
  • On Making your Greenhouse Green All Year Around

     As we New Yorkers endure the worst winter in decades, it's nice to dream of year around gardening.  Imagine a greenhouse you could walk into in February and find lots of green things growin ...

    Wednesday, 12 February 2014
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    More photos from the cob oven workshop at Imani I

    More photos of this wonderful event thanks to Sharon Kimmelman     . ...

    Tuesday, 13 August 2013
  • Rain storage proves it worth at Imani II

    This last rain storm completely filled our new tank at Imani II. Now we have 350 more gallons to water our plants, all captured from our neighbor's roof. That's 350 gallons that wasn't sent into our e ...

    Tuesday, 14 May 2013
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