Roof deck, balcony and city container gardeners are a dedicated breed, and hardy-- it can be difficult to grow things. Bugs, squirrels, leaks, pigeons, ice, heat, wind, broken umbrellas. Not to mention lugging bags of expensive dirt up long staircases and tethering your plants with wire so they won't get blown off the edge. Members will meet up to visit other peoples' decks, gardens, etc. and enjoy enthusiasms and views. We'll trade ideas about flowers, trees, structural aspects, and share in the pleasures of helping green things to survive in a tough environment. What makes it all worthwhile? The sky above, the rustle of leaves in the breeze on a hot summer night. You don't have to have a deck to belong, just an active interest in growing plants in the city. If you have a ledge or a windowsill with a flowerpot on it, feel free to join.

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  • New Member
    Catherine Catherine­ joined
    2 days ago
    Catherine
    "I like being in high places, growing plants and edibles, and getting my hands in soil. Also working to learn as much about permaculture and sustainability as possible. Plants are fun!"
  • New Member
    Zanna Zanna­ joined
    4 days ago
    Zanna
    "Still trying to perfect growing on my "balcony"­ read fire escape, love to meet like minded people"
  • New Member
    Lauren Lauren­ joined
    6 days ago
    Lauren
    "Looking for ideas & resources to get started on my Manhattan roofdeck."
  • New Member
    Derek A. Welte Derek A. Welte joined
    6 days ago
    Derek A. Welte
    "Hi - interested in checking out what can be done on a rooftop here!"
  • New Member
    Marie Marie­ joined
    April 8
    Marie
    "Balcony gardener for 3 years, always looking for new ideas and like-minded friends."
  • New Member
    honeybee honeybee­ joined
    April 5
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    Arlene Stimmel

    "Hi Leslie- Thanks but not for me - I'm not a drinker... Arlene"

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    leslie

    "Dear Rooftop Gardeners, As spring teases us with warmer temps at last, I'm sure you're ready to get your gardens going!..."

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    andrea andrea­ joined
    April 1
    andrea
    "Brooklynite"
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    ariel churnin ariel churnin joined
    April 1
    ariel churnin
    "My name is Arielgar"
 
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