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Build a waterfall out of urbanite for our solar powered pond

We will be moving lots of broken cement to form a small hill behind our two ponds. A pump will circulate pond water over the concrete to aerate the water for our soon-to-be added fish in the pond. The concrete will also form a growing medium for moss that will remove nitrogen from fish poop in the water. All in all, a really cool study in sustainability that combines solar energy with aquaponics and recycled city sidewalks.
We'll be cooking some veggies from our 12 bed garden in Imani but feel free to bring your own eats as well. Lots of kale, tomatoes and peppers.
To get to Imani, take the A train to Utica. Walk south four blocks to Pacific. Turn right. We're one block away on Schenectady bet Pacific and Dean.

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  • Helen

    It was wonderful to see the children having so much fun!

    August 6, 2012

  • Benny P.

    enjoyed the community effort and excited to see the growth of the kiwi and herbs. especially curious about what moss y'all pick out.

    August 5, 2012

  • Sean

    Hey, I wish I could be there... Just wondering, where do you get all your urbanite from? Is there a good source in NYC? I live on the upper west side. Have FUN!

    August 3, 2012

  • Greg T.

    We just took the water pump for a test drive yesterday. It works fine, powered 100% by solar power and using two storage batteries, a controller and an inverter donated by New York Restoration Project. Next week is the big push!

    July 30, 2012

  • Renee F.

    I wish I could go but have plans that day already. Please do keep us in the know of other building days at this space! Thanks!

    July 29, 2012

  • Matthew

    wish i could make this. have fun and enjoy the new pond, i recently put in a very small one, (with a bigger one going in soon) added draceana "lucky bamboo", 2 plecos, a shubunkin goldfish and some snails...other day they went missing. thinking a coon ate them. had some hiding spots but not enough apparently. i'll add more before getting new fish. the solar pump is working nicely. eventually will add water chestnut and other edibles. have a couple pics at

    July 24, 2012

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