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winter rooftop fun for under $10! - Hi Rooftop Gardeners, I was invited to guest-blog on Nifty. See below for winter rooftop fun for under $10! http://www.niftynyc.com/2015/0­2/16/riverbank-state-park/ I've missed you guys! We'll schedule our annual Seed Exchange e leslie Feb 18, 2015 7:29 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Happy New Year! (sweet and tart pic) - Nancy! Happy New Year to you! Miguel B. Jan 2, 2015 11:57 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Happy New Year! (sweet and tart pic) - Happy New Year to all!   How awesome it would be to just walk out your back door and pick a healthy part of your meal off a tree?!  lol All the best, Nicola Nicola Jan 2, 2015 11:37 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Happy New Year! (sweet and tart pic) - well I went up on the roof last night to see if we could see the Central Park fireworks.  No luck, but I did see my winter wrapped pots under the bright moon Nancy Jan 2, 2015 12:30 AM
Happy New Year! (sweet and tart pic) - Happy New Year to everyone!   I hope your 2014 was fruitful.. (pun intended). and 2015 promises for future growth (also intended). I know its too cold to grow anything out East but I had to share this with the group. I'm on a little va Josh Jan 1, 2015 5:49 PM
OHNY Weekend Rooftop Preview! - Hi All, I got an early copy of the brochure for OHNY Weekend (Oct 11&12) since I'm conducting walking Roof Tours both days at 4 p.m. (Free but $5 reservations required through the OHNY website starting Oct 1). leslie Sep 27, 2014 10:00 AM
if you can't make it to my Author Talk, another option for Wed Oct 8 - Hi Rooftop Gardeners: I've been asked to post this. I have to say, the roof of the Arsenal is really lovely and this sounds almost as interesting as my Illustrated Author Talk, Rooftop Farm Visit and Extended Happy Hour on the leslie Sep 26, 2014 1:28 PM
Cancelled and Rebooked meetup - refunds - Hi All, We had to cancel and rebook the "meetup at Toni's" this past weekend due to bad weather. The new date will be Saturday September 20th in the afternoon.  If you paid for the event that was cancelled, and do not want to attend th Josh Sep 14, 2014 11:55 AM
must reserve FREE tickets for rooftop films on Sept 15 - Dear RT Gardeners, Make sure you go to rooftopfilms.com to reserve your free tickets for the John Jay College Rooftop Film evening. They might run out so if you think you'll want to come, do this ASAP! Hope to see you there. It's real leslie Sep 6, 2014 2:05 PM
Re: [roofdeck] If you attend ONE garden meetup... Make it Gordons!! - Gordon Aug 9, 2014 2:55 AM
Re: [roofdeck] If you attend ONE garden meetup... Make it Gordons!! - I am still trying to figure out this meetup technical stuff.  I wanted to email Gordon privately but didn't figure it out.  We'll bring Nancy Aug 9, 2014 12:41 AM
Re: [roofdeck] If you attend ONE garden meetup... Make it Gordons!! - Ive been neglecting my meetup duties- but ill have enough energy for Saturday night! What Josh Aug 8, 2014 11:32 PM
Re: [roofdeck] If you attend ONE garden meetup... Make it Gordons!! - Gordon Aug 8, 2014 10:09 PM
If you attend ONE garden meetup... Make it Gordons!! - Hi All, We have many special roof gardens in our meetup group.  All have their own unique qualities and are special in their own ways. If you only have a chance to join us for one meetup this year, I strongly encourage you to make time Josh Aug 8, 2014 11:31 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Your input on our rooftop events - For me, the thing keeping me away this year has been health problems as well. I had a major surgery i Toni Jul 20, 2014 1:16 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Your input on our rooftop events - Lillian Jul 19, 2014 10:40 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Rooftop cocktails at Pod 39 Hotel Thur July 10 at 630 p.m. - Chris and I are downstairs as well... Sent from my iPhone On Jul 19, 2014, at 6:24 PM, Svetlana Mintcheva < Kesone Jul 19, 2014 7:17 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Rooftop cocktails at Pod 39 Hotel Thur July 10 at 630 p.m. - Leslie, i am at 131 bank. Which buzzer is it? Thx, Svetlana On Jul 2,[masked]:07 AM, "leslie" < [address removed] > wrote: Svetlana M. Jul 19, 2014 6:23 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Your input on our rooftop events - hi josh 1. the main problem for me is that i have knee/back problems and if i'm having a bad day i wont be a annE Jul 16, 2014 12:11 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Your input on our rooftop events - Hi Josh, I am a newbie here and am very eager to meet other garden enthusiasts but the two meetups that were posted in June were set for the dates that I c Nancy Jul 15, 2014 11:29 PM
Your input on our rooftop events - Hi All, Well - after a long cold spring (and colder winter), Summer is FINALLY HERE!  (Yeah!).  I hope your gardens' are producing and soaking up the sun. My garden is a mess as I haven't had a lot of free time to care for it. I do h Josh Jul 15, 2014 11:21 PM
This looks like fun! Thur July 24 Rooftop Party - details below - Rooftop Fundraising Party @ Thompson Hotel.. leslie Jul 5, 2014 11:11 AM
Kickstarter Campaign worth looking at! - Hi All, One of our Roof Garden Meetup members is doing some very innovative work on a rooftop in Brooklyn and needs a little community support. Please take a look at the Farm-in-the-Sky Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/pr­oj leslie Jul 5, 2014 10:59 AM
Rooftop cocktails at Pod 39 Hotel Thur July 10 at 630 p.m. - Hi Rooftop Gardeners, Please join us for a rooftop cocktail at the nearly 100 year old Northern Italian Renaissance Rooftop at the Pod 39 Hotel in Murray Hill on Thursday, July 10 at 630 p.m. We'll be there for at least a couple of hours. leslie Jul 2, 2014 10:06 AM
Re: [roofdeck] article on 15 best plants for rooftop gardens - #2 - janet cleveland Josh Buksbaum[masked] [address removed] S Josh Jun 28, 2014 3:11 PM
Re: [roofdeck] article on 15 best plants for rooftop gardens - Hi Leslie- On my way to Janet's -- what is her apt#. You can text me at[masked] Sent from my iPhone On Jun 20, Donna K. Jun 28, 2014 2:42 PM
Your Golden Opportunity to see a MAGICAL ROOFTOP - Hi Roof Gardeners, Those of you know know Janet, know her rooftop is her pride and joy, and all of her passion and talent goes into this amazing space. Now's your chance to drop by and see what she's created. I hope you'll pop in tomorrow betwe leslie Jun 27, 2014 4:25 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Seeking hosts for Roof Garden events - I would love to host a gathering this summer, now that my deck is (mostly) done. The weekends of either July 18th or 25th would be best for me and I can comfortably accommodate up to 12 people, more if you don't mind standing or mingling inside and o Toni Jun 20, 2014 4:39 PM
Helga's meetup - SATURDAY! 'Cmon and join us! - Hi All, No plans for early Saturday?  do you want to meet the nicest group of garden aficionado's you've ever met?  Just plain bored of regular old Manhattan (or Brooklyn) and want to take a short "Subway/Road trip"? Why not t Josh Jun 20, 2014 12:47 PM
Helga's meetup - SATURDAY! - Hi All, No plans for early Saturday?  do you want to meet the nicest group of garden aficionado's you've ever met?  Just plain bored of regular old Manhattan (or Brooklyn) and want to take a small "Subway/Road trip"? Why not t Josh Jun 20, 2014 12:46 PM
article on 15 best plants for rooftop gardens - Hi, I wanted to share a link to this article that suggests the 15 best rooftop garden plants. http://www.bhg.com/gardening/d­esign/styles/best-plants-and-t­rees-for-rooftop-gardens/ Hope to see you at Helga's! Best, leslie Jun 20, 2014 8:47 AM
Helga lives right by The Cloisters! - Dear Roof Gardeners, Just occurred to me that Helga lives at the same subway stop as the Cloisters! It's a gorgeous museum and open until 5:15 tomorrow. Admission is pay-as-you-wish. So consider coming up to the Cloisters, enjoying the medieval leslie Jun 20, 2014 7:30 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Seeking hosts for Roof Garden events - Thanks for reminding our group about the Clearwater fest! It's an important event to support. Sent from my iPhone On Jun 17, 2014, at 7:38 AM, Steve Miller wrote: > This Sat & Sun Jun 21 & 22 is the Great Hudson River Susan G. Jun 17, 2014 8:23 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Seeking hosts for Roof Garden events - This Sat & Sun Jun 21 & 22 is the Great Hudson River Clearwater Festival at Croton Point Park in Westchester. Lots of good green info and people, as well as great music performers, jamming, dancing, sailing on the Hudson in the Clearwater, crafts, food Steve M. Jun 17, 2014 7:37 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Seeking hosts for Roof Garden events - If you are looking for a body count -- I am a newbie and could come on Sunday, but away all day on Sat. Nancy Jun 16, 2014 5:24 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Seeking hosts for Roof Garden events - Hi Leslie, Chris and I are up for hosting this weekend or next with no preference on Saturday or Sunday; 3-7 would be best. Let Kesone Jun 16, 2014 3:28 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Seeking hosts for Roof Garden events - I'm sorry, at this time I don't have my own garden.  I can help host.  I have an extensive horticultural background snf experience with small, compromised garden space. Judy O'Gorman Judy B. Jun 14, 2014 12:12 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Seeking hosts for Roof Garden events - =) Thank you Leslie! How is the book project? Miguel Miguel B. Jun 13, 2014 1:53 PM
Seeking hosts for Roof Garden events - Dear Roof Gardeners, Can't believe it's June already - Josh has been traveling for business and I was traveling for pleasure, but I'm back and it's time to get our roof garden meetup season started. We all want to enjoy your roof garden leslie Jun 13, 2014 1:40 PM
Meet at one of the "Best 7 Rooftop Bars in the World" on Tuesday - Hi Rooftop Gardeners, Most of you probably know I started another meetup group, "Rooftop Drinkers NYC," and some of you have joined that Meetup as well. Thanks! Just wanted to share with you this link to Tatler's 7 best rooftop bars in the WORL leslie May 14, 2014 12:24 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Introducing "Rooftop Drinkers NYC." Please join! - What a great idea! Bring on the margaritas and sangria. ---- leslie wrote: Susan Apr 3, 2014 10:48 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Introducing "Rooftop Drinkers NYC." Please join! - I'm signing up today! Nick On Apr 2, 2014, at 4:15 PM, "leslie" < nick Apr 3, 2014 10:35 AM
RE: [roofdeck] Introducing "Rooftop Drinkers NYC." Please join! - Yes! Great idea. From: les Marie-Helene Apr 2, 2014 6:20 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Introducing "Rooftop Drinkers NYC." Please join! - Will the original rooftop meet up still exist? Sent from my iPhone On Apr 2, 2014, at 4:34 PM, "Heidi W. Moore" < Donna K. Apr 2, 2014 6:19 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Introducing "Rooftop Drinkers NYC." Please join! - Great! On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, leslie < [address removed] > wrote: Heidi W. M. Apr 2, 2014 4:34 PM
Introducing "Rooftop Drinkers NYC." Please join! - Dear Rooftop Gardeners, As spring teases us with warmer temps at last, I'm sure you're ready to get your gardens going! But for those evenings when you want to relax on another rooftop, please join a brand-new rooftop Meetup group, Rooftop Drin leslie Apr 2, 2014 4:14 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Free ROOFTOP STARGAZING tonight at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY! - sorry I won't be able to join you - looking at the Pakistani sky instead. And btw: we were power walking this morning in short sleeves. No, just com Helga S. Feb 8, 2014 1:38 AM
Free ROOFTOP STARGAZING tonight at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY! - hi roof enthusiasts! tonight it looks pretty likely that the skies will be clear enough to see the stars and planets from the roof of Pupin Hall at Columbia University. This is a free event, no reservation necessary! There is an optiona leslie Feb 7, 2014 4:52 PM
tonight, this weekend and next week: public rooftop events! - Hi NYC Rooftop Gardening Enthusiasts, Wanted to let you know that tonight at 7 p.m. on the High Line under the Standard Hotel (at Little West 12th Street) is a free art performance, Pablo Bronstein: Intermezzo. Two ballet dancers in fancy dress leslie Sep 18, 2013 7:58 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Visitation to the Rainbow Room @ Court Gardens - Hi - I will (most likely) be driving north at that hour and will have to miss it. Have fun. Hopefully I'll get to meet Gordon and see his garden another time. Have a wonderful time, roof gardeners! Best, Susan Susan G. Aug 28, 2013 3:08 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Visitation to the Rainbow Room @ Court Gardens - Ok...lets do this Saaturday the 31 st... 3 pm.my place 351 court st Brooklyn bottom bell... Take it as it is... Maybe we'll get a chanc Gordon Aug 28, 2013 2:59 PM
Visitation to the Rainbow Room @ Court Gardens - Hi all- We are still finalizing dates/times etc. As soon as we can confirm everything, we will se Josh Aug 27, 2013 2:13 PM
RE: [roofdeck] Visitation to the Rainbow Room @ Court Gardens - Looking forward to it. So is it the 31st? best. Ni nick Aug 27, 2013 12:31 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Visitation to the Rainbow Room @ Court Gardens - whatever and whenever you say...love yer ice cream! oona -----Original Message----- From: Go Oona Aug 21, 2013 12:42 PM
Visitation to the Rainbow Room @ Court Gardens - Well.. Back in the city .. So how about some garden friends visiting... I guess it's too late for the 24 th...so perhaps the 31 st... I had a double rainbow to welcome me back... I know it is a bit early for the full flowering impact ..but with back a Gordon Aug 21, 2013 3:15 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Mother Nature ain't all bad......... - wow, those Chinese peppers are AMAZINGLY beautiful, even if they weren't edible or changed colours :)  Lucky you to get such a variety of veggies! On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at Nicola Aug 20, 2013 12:10 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Mother Nature ain't all bad......... - They're all so beautiful! And bright. Yay! I've been taking good care of the burros trail that you gave to me can't wait to see her fully grown! -Ana. On Aug 19,[masked]:06 PM, "Josh" < Ana R. Aug 20, 2013 11:32 AM
Mother Nature ain't all bad......... - Just when i thought mother nature was ruining gardening season- i found all this on the roof garden.  A bounty of Mexican sour gherkins, Turkish eggplant,  green apple eggplant, ground cherries, jalepenos and assorted tomatoes.  We could reall Josh Aug 19, 2013 11:06 PM
RE: [roofdeck] Something Fun to Grow (and eat!) - Hello Jasmine, You could start a mesclun mix, it only ta Marie-Helene Aug 15, 2013 6:58 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Something Fun to Grow (and eat!) - Oh my god, I love those! When did you plant them? The only things I grew this season are herbs: Basil, Rosemary, Sage, Lemongrass and Parsley and Jalapenos. Basic stuff. I don't have a garden spac Jasmine Aug 14, 2013 11:27 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Something Fun to Grow (and eat!) - Great suggestion about growing something new each year :)  Awesome looking crop of mexican gherkins; very cool! This year my tomatoes are really late too....just hope we'll have some nice sunny days now to turn what is there red an Nicola Aug 14, 2013 10:28 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Something Fun to Grow (and eat!) - Aww, those are so cute!! :D Very cool! Sent from my iPhone On Aug 14, 2013, at 9:44 PM, Jo Susan G. Aug 14, 2013 10:25 PM
Something Fun to Grow (and eat!) - Hi All, This summer has not been kind to my garden, but I'm getting some crop (not as much as usual - no tomato give-aways this year).   Below is a pic of something fun I grew from seed this year.  These are Mexican Sour Gherkins.  They grow Josh Aug 14, 2013 9:44 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Eggplant overload and first harvest! - Kevin - This setup looks amazing! How long did it take you to tweak and refine the solar and rain barrel w tanya Aug 8, 2013 1:08 AM
Meetup details changed: Friday Night Rooftop event in Prospect Heights (Rooftop Garden of course!) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-New-­York-Roofdeck-and-Roofgardenin­g-Meetup-Grou Josh Jul 11, 2013 8:29 PM
Pics from our road trip last week - Steve T Jul 11, 2013 12:48 AM
Re: [roofdeck] Eggplant overload and first harvest! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?­v=3PaGk2sr_Kg&feature=yout­ube_gdata_player Hi Josh This is our garden.  I employ drip irrigation, solar and kevin philip s. Jul 8, 2013 10:38 PM
Eggplant overload and first harvest! - Quick update on the roofgarden. Prior to going out of town I installed shade netting and setup my new and improved watering system.  Last year - around this time, my watering system failed and during that heatwave, everything wilted.  This ye Josh Jul 8, 2013 9:21 PM
Friday Night Rooftop event in Prospect Heights (Rooftop Garden of course!) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-New-­York-Roofdeck-and-Roofgardenin­g-Meetup-Group/ev Josh Jul 8, 2013 11:31 AM
question Re: [roofdeck] New Fee policy for Roofdeck Group - please read and review - Preview not available annE Jun 18, 2013 11:51 PM
NY Sunday Times Op Ed - "Greedy Gardeners" - Hi all - I attempted to send the link for this article to the group, apologies if you get this info 2x. Marielle makes an interesting observation and I agree with her.  I believe that as an urban gardener (s), it is important to be aware of "B Josh Jun 18, 2013 11:20 PM
Re: [roofdeck] New Fee policy for Roofdeck Group - please read and review - tina Jun 18, 2013 4:32 PM
New Fee policy for Roofdeck Group - please read and review - This is a resend from last week.  So far, only 15 people have paid their annual membership dues. To all members, our group has grown dramatically in the past 16 months and we are struggling with some growing pains. I feel very Josh Jun 18, 2013 1:33 PM
New Fee policy for Roofdeck Group - please read and review - To all members, our group has grown dramatically in the past 16 months and we are struggling with some growing pains. I feel very fortunate to be part of group in which fellow members open their homes and private gardens for us to enjoy. Josh Jun 10, 2013 7:04 PM
Seed-Savers Exchange - founded 1975 - get your Heirlooms here - Hi All, I recently started ordering seeds online for items I could not find locally.  Someone from the BBG suggested "The Seed-Savers" organization and I wanted to share their newsletter and a quick review. From the Seed-Savers w Josh Jun 9, 2013 10:39 AM
RE: [roofdeck] Calendar Events, Garden Info, Free Greenroof class - please review - Preview not available Yon Jun 1, 2013 9:45 AM
Calendar Events, Garden Info, Free Greenroof class - please review - Hi All, I think Spring has finally Sprung (right into summer). We have a lot planned and below is some useful info from our members. I will start adding things to the Meetup calendar Josh May 30, 2013 11:27 PM
POSTPONED: Social Meetup on Wednesday May 8th at Meetup HQ - Hi All, Due to projected bad weather, we are going to postpone our meetup event at Meetup HQ, scheduled on Wednesday May 8th. We are working on a new date for May, the people who originally RSVP'd will be given the first option to atten Josh May 7, 2013 3:35 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Whats in your garden? Update #2 - Top dress Sunday - Dear All,   Josh, you have been very busy...   What a wonderful weekend to be on the rooftop garden at our home in the East Village.  My daughter-in-law, Diana, and I are on a committee to plan a garde Julia A. May 6, 2013 12:42 AM
Whats in your garden? Update #2 - Top dress Sunday - Hi All, Garden update #2: It was a great day to work on the roof today.  I turned the compost bins, mixed up the 40 lb bag of dried manure/humus and got my hands dirty (ok - I wore gloves, but you get the idea). I top-dressed a Josh May 5, 2013 11:59 PM
garden splendor - Preview not available Janet May 5, 2013 9:29 AM
Re: [roofdeck] 2 Items: NJ Compost Jackpot!! and seedlings at Brooklyn Terminal Market - Thanks for sharing this!  Our town is doing this too :) On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 5:24 PM, Josh < [address removed] > wrote: Nicola Apr 30, 2013 11:45 AM
Re: [roofdeck] 2 Items: NJ Compost Jackpot!! and seedlings at Brooklyn Terminal Market - Preview not available user 7. Apr 29, 2013 6:00 PM
Re: [roofdeck] 2 Items: NJ Compost Jackpot!! and seedlings at Brooklyn Terminal Market - Preview not available Janet Apr 29, 2013 5:44 PM
Re: [roofdeck] 2 Items: NJ Compost Jackpot!! and seedlings at Brooklyn Terminal Market - Preview not available Tatiana P. Apr 29, 2013 5:31 PM
Re: [roofdeck] 2 Items: NJ Compost Jackpot!! and seedlings at Brooklyn Terminal Market - Hello all, We also went to Terminal Market yesterday, and found a beautiful European Beech, an gina Apr 29, 2013 5:31 PM
Re: [roofdeck] 2 Items: NJ Compost Jackpot!! and seedlings at Brooklyn Terminal Market - Preview not available Janet Apr 29, 2013 5:31 PM
2 Items: NJ Compost Jackpot!! and seedlings at Brooklyn Terminal Market - Item 1:  Free Compost in New Jersey   Hi All, Following on Janet’s suggestion for free compost in New Jersey, I visited a NJ compost center and was very impre Josh Apr 29, 2013 5:24 PM
Re: [roofdeck] How is your rooftop, patio, planter Garden going??? - Preview not available Caitlin Apr 23, 2013 10:20 AM
Re: [roofdeck] How is your rooftop, patio, planter Garden going??? - Preview not available Jim F. Apr 21, 2013 8:24 PM
Rooftop Gardening 2013 - I'm so jealous of everyone digging in dirt! Holly W Apr 21, 2013 11:39 AM
Re: [roofdeck] How is your rooftop, patio, planter Garden going??? - Construction below my balcony has not been inspiring. So al Heidi Apr 20, 2013 4:45 PM
Re: [roofdeck] How is your rooftop, patio, planter Garden going??? - Preview not available annE Apr 20, 2013 3:31 PM
Re: [roofdeck] How is your rooftop, patio, planter Garden going??? - Preview not available Stephen J. L. Apr 20, 2013 10:59 AM
Re: [roofdeck] How is your rooftop, patio, planter Garden going??? - Preview not available Janet Apr 20, 2013 9:05 AM
Re: [roofdeck] How is your rooftop, patio, planter Garden going??? - Well- Things are bustin out allover! For one thing, the Wisteria that I planted 8 years ago is finally going to bloom gina Apr 19, 2013 5:15 PM
How is your rooftop, patio, planter Garden going??? - Hi All, I hope everyone is gearing up for garden season. The last seed exchange made me excited to get started and it always motivates me when I hear about what other people are doing in their gardens so I thought I’d share what� Josh Apr 19, 2013 5:01 PM
what's coming up in your garden? - Hello Gardeners! Tons of cleaning up to do, but the Magnol gina Apr 13, 2013 6:38 PM
Seed Exchange, Extra seeds, and new Tree Beds..... Adding color to my 'nabe - Hi All, This past weekend Leslie hosted a seed exchange.  We had a great turnout with over 20 people and many members attended. Lots of people brought extra seeds and everyone left with something new to plant. I saved all the extra see Josh Apr 12, 2013 7:31 PM
Re: [roofdeck] Primer on Starting Seeds - files on site - Hello Rooftop Gardeners,  Two things: 1)  Anyone have experience using the "Mittleider Gardening Method"?  I have taken the plunge, purchased the course (available at www.growfood.com ).  S user 6. Apr 8, 2013 10:42 PM

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