Greening Brooklyn One Garden at a Time

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Repairing Greenhouse at Imani II

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A bunch of us took advantage of the beautiful weather on Sunday Feb. 2 to replace the frayed plastic on the greenhouse and remove a planting bed.  With the planting bed gone from inside the greenhouse, we'll have more room for benches to place our seeds.  We've purchased 150 peat pots and containers to keep the seeds comfy and moist.

 

We will be building the new benches next weekend on Feb. 8th and 9th.  If you'd like to get involved, shoot me an email.

 

Meanwhile Alijan Sethy of the design firm SRY Rainbow is sketching up a new greenhouse for us.  It will incorporate earthbag construction technology, be at least 12 feet high and use internal piping to create what Jerome Ostenkowski calls a "climate battery".  More about what Jerome is up to can be found at his website: 

 

http://crmpi.org/

 

Below are some photos of us at work on Sunday.

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