Intervale Green Rooftop Farm

A Bronx Urban Farm Sponsored by Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco)


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Greenhouse Makeover

The Greenhouse at the Farm had a bit of a makeover this last Week. Volunteers from NYCares dedicated an afternoon to sorting, organizing and cleaning the greenhouse. The result is an organized, well-ventilated space, perfect for starting seedlings. One of our goals this season is to use the greenhouse even more than last year. This will give us the opportunity to provide more educational activities for the kids and have seedlings ready for the roof throughout the season. Many thanks to the team!

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The NY Cares Volunteers with the Farm Manager (Center)

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The Clean Greenhouse!

 


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NY Cares Visits IG

We had a great start to the season with a visit from NY cares last Thursday. The excessive rain over the past few days had resulted in a growth spurt of weeds at the garden. The containers were overflowing, so the arrival of the NY Cares volunteers was much needed.  Fourteen volunteers arrived around 10 AM ready to work. The task ahead was large, but that did not discourage the volunteers. We had to remove weeds as well as turn the soil. The volunteers were careful not to disturb the existing plants and herbs, which were thriving on the roof.  The removed weeds and old plants were placed in bags and will be used later for composting. At the end of the 2.5 hours, the majority of the containers were cleared of weeds and were ready for compost and fertilizer. Thanks again to NY Cares and Weil for their hard work at Intervale Green!