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POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: Social Meetup at Meetup Headquarters rooftop

Please join us for our 2nd event of 2013:

Social Meetup at Meetup Headquarters rooftop

 

Our small rooftop-garden group caught the attention of the founder of Meetup. Last year he invited Leslie and me to discuss our group with the entire meetup.com company. The outcome of that discussion is he invited our group to hold a group event at Meetup Headquarters rooftop space.

Please join us for a Social Potluck on Wednesday May 8th at Meetup Headquarters rooftop.

 

Mario Callaway is the Meetup.com employee who is hosting the event. Mario has a great background and was a former rooftop gardener at the Brooklyn Grange. He has offered to share his experience with us and talk about Soil composition, sub-irrigation to increase crop yield, challenges of rooftop gardening and maybe even chickens!

 

We are still collecting info about the space and note that it does not have a rooftop garden; this would be more of a social event for the group. Meetup is located at Broadway and Bleeker and we should have great views of downtown and more.

 

As this is a “Potluck” – food / drink is welcome and hopefully the weather will cooperate. It might be cool in the evening so bring a jacket.

 

If you RSVP and are unable to attend please update your RSVP so that others can attend. The group is also open to topics for discussion- don't be shy. Share what you know!

Lastly, we will be guests in a shared workspace. Please respect the building and office space when entering and exiting the building.

 

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  • Judy O.

    Blueberry bushes are beautiful shrubs year round. They have a lovely bark. They produce more when mature. There are numerous varieties. I got my first ones at Amagansett Nurseries on Long Island. I hope I have the name right. They should last many years, if planted in pots, I would give them good winter protection.

    May 9, 2013

  • rafael m.

    Urban Agriculture Conference: Policy & Economics
    Thursday, May 16,[masked]:45 PM to 4:00 PM
    NYU Kimmel Center
    60 Washington Square S, New York, NY

    May 8, 2013

  • Jabari O.

    I had no idea this group existed! I would love to attend your May 8th event if anyone who is RSVPed drops out.

    May 2, 2013

    • Josh

      Hi Jabari, I will keep you posted if anyone drops out. We will have many other events planned for the next 6 months - stay tuned and take a look around our site. Especially the discussions and message board for more info.

      May 2, 2013

    • annE

      spots are open as of now

      May 7, 2013

  • annE

    found out i will be able to volunteer at an event of personal importance to me wed nite

    May 7, 2013

  • lmiller

    Hey Josh and Leslie -

    Just got word that I have to travel for a meeting on Wednesday and, unfortunately - will not be able to attend this function. Am releasing my +1, which gives you guys 2 more spots and I know how important this will be to your members!

    Hope to see you all soon and what a lovely stretch of gardening days we have had!

    May 7, 2013

  • Judy O.

    Gramercy Gal: You might enjoy blueberry bushes. Birds will leave the berries alone until ready. Cover them with bridal tulle held closed with clothes pins so you can access.

    Sorrel is a perennial that cooks down to practically nothing. The French use it as a sauce for fish. The Russians use it for a cold summer soup with sour cream.

    I'm not sure how much sun leeks really need. But, they are so handy to have that they are worth a try.

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone, My excitement is building for Wednesday. If anyone is thinning hostas or any other shade loving perennials, I would gladly accept a few blades if you would bring them with you. If you want any Black-Eyed Susan I can bring some to give or swap.

    May 4, 2013

  • Oona

    rsvp

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very new member happy to meet other people attempting to grow great plants in NYCs' challenging environment!

    April 29, 2013

  • Fannelle

    The guest I am bring is my husband. We both are interested in rooftop gardening. I look forward to meeting all of you.

    April 29, 2013

  • lmiller

    What a great idea! Thanks Josh!

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm excited for my first Rooftop Gardening meetup! I had a small rooftop garden last year and am working on expanding a bit for 2013!

    April 29, 2013

  • Julienne P.

    unless it goes later than 8:30 i can't join this one, too bad.

    April 29, 2013

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