Come join the Potluck Party At Bard College Community Garden

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the oldest tree on Bard Campus that just wouldn't  die, and is admired by many.  On the way to the tree you will pass the Bard Community garden.

What is the Community Garden? It is a garden from which the community at large can share in the produce, the only requirement is that you volunteer some time to help with the upkeep.

Garden

To make maintaining the garden fun, each Wednesday between 4PM and 6PM  after weeding, the volunteers share a meal together.  This is a great way for the regular community to get to know members of the Bard community.

The day I was there I met Sascha who does the organizing of this weekly event.  She was busy weeding and was happy to tell me about the various plants, which were of interest to me as I love gardening.  We chatted for a while and she also showed me the mud hut they had contructed near the garden.

Mud Hut at Bard College

I told Sascha it would be great to let more people know about the garden. Yes, I could blog about it.  A few days later I received an email from her and this is what she wanted to tell the community:

Come to this Wednesday's "Weed-and-Feed"!

Kids, friends, families, Bard students/faculty ---everyone is welcome!

Come Join us  in the garden to weed/work/chat this Wednesday starting at 4PM and enjoy some potlock snacks at 5:30.  Nobody is expected to do any more work than is comfortable.

Feel free to bring some food for all to munch if you'd like to.  most of all, we'd just like your presence so we can share the garden together.

Any questions just email the gardener at aw381@bard.edu

What a great invitation to the community at large.

 

Jennifer Fivelsdal - JFIVE HOMES REALTY LLC - 845-758-6842- jennifer@jfivehomes.com

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Comments (11)

Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Neat idea Jennifer I hope you get some volunteers.

Aug 11, 2008 10:50 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Jennifer, that mud hut is way cool. I thought I literally was in AFRICA, no joke!!

Aug 11, 2008 11:14 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Paddy - I sure more people turn up.  It is a great way for both communities to get to know each other better.

Gary - I know what you mean.  i heard they are also going to build a fire pit I wonder if that will be from mud.  Will update after further investigation.

Aug 11, 2008 11:23 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Jennifer, if it was just a little wee bit closer, I'd show up!

Aug 11, 2008 12:35 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Pat - I know you would.

Aug 11, 2008 12:38 PM
Carol Culkin
Diamond Partners Inc - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Residential Real Estate

Jennifer - Wednesday 4PM/5:30 - sounds like a hump night to me!

Aug 11, 2008 01:22 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jennifer sounds like a great use of time, and there is nothing like working along side someone else to form a great and lasting friendship.

Aug 11, 2008 01:39 PM
Barbara Carter
Century 21 Alliance Realty Group - Highland, NY
Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle

Jennifer- this is a wonderful idea. Great Post!

Aug 11, 2008 01:55 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

JENNIFER, I love these community gardens.  We have one here locally also.  I wrote about it last summer.  It would be good to do another update.

Aug 11, 2008 02:58 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Carol - Midweek is really a great time to get together with other.

George - You are right, a great way to form friendships is by toiling together and sharing a meal.

Aug 12, 2008 01:44 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Barb -  think more communities shop implement a garden.

Marchel - Community gardens are wonderful, you should re-post your blog as a reminder or to introduce it to newcomers.

Aug 12, 2008 01:47 AM