Next Meetup

Come with ideas for this new roof near Prospect Park
Our very brave and enthusiastic new roof gardener, Emily, is inviting a small group of us (RSVP early as we are limited to eight guests plus me and our host) to her roof-creation-in-process. As she begins kitting out her rooftop oasis, she has furniture and some newly started container gardening on this huge pre-war apartment building rooftop. Ideas are welcome, as are snacks and beverages to share. Can't wait to see all of you and how this rooftop treasure is developing. Cheers! Leslie

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Respond by: 6/22/2018

What we're about

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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