Variety = great container garden, and more tips via Olive Design.
Not everybody in the neighborhood has a back or front yard garden to play around in. So what do you do with a small space? Or no space?
Mary Van Vliet of Olive Design has a great post on her blog about container gardening for anyone with access to a porch or terrace. There is a list of tips from neighbor and gardener extraordinaire Tracey Hohman, especially handy for any first-time gardeners. Mary also notes that she’s had luck with sprinkling cayenne pepper around her plants to keep the pesky squirrels away.
For those who don’t have a place for containers, we’ve got several community gardening options:
• Get your hands dirty at the Sustainable Flatbush Garden Open Hours on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm. To join the Garden Team, contact Sheryll Durrant at email@example.com. They could also use composting volunteers!
• Beyond their regular composting open hours, Compost for Brooklyn often hosts events that could use volunteers. Check their site or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out ways you can get involved.