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Big Garden Update

The St. Lydia’s Enough for Everyone Garden, at 346 Bergen Street in Brooklyn, is an experiment in radical generosity, where growing and eating fresh, healthy food becomes a possibility for everyone.  This is our second season, and we invite you to participate! We are building the garden together, so if you are interested in volunteering [...]

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St. Lydia’s Enough For Everyone Garden

The St. Lydia’s Enough for Everyone Garden, at 346 Bergen Street in Brooklyn, is an experiment in radical generosity, where growing and eating fresh, healthy food becomes a possibility for everyone.  We have finished having open volunteer hours for the 2012 season. Check out these photos from our last volunteer day, November 18, when we [...]

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the garden is now accepting scraps for compost!

A Small Green Patch is now accepting compost drop-off at the lot at 340 Bergen, between 3rd & 4th Avenues, every Sunday from I-4 PM and Tuesdays from 6 PM to dusk.  They ask that we please drop off ONLY during compost open hours. It is recommended that in order to avoid odors, we store [...]

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Elote and Mexican Chopped Salad

Elote (Mexican Corn on the Cob) Most American recipes use parmesan instead of the authentic cotija. I actually prefer it. Traditionally, you serve this with lime wedges to squeeze over the corn, but I skipped this because the accompanying dish was already loaded with lime juice. -Phil  ingredients: corn on the cob mayonnaise grated parmesan (or cotija) [...]

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Swiss Chard with Ricotta

Ingredients: Olive oil Swiss and/or rainbow chard, leaves and stems chopped separately Onion, finely chopped Garlic, finely chopped Ricotta cheese Parmesan cheese, shredded Nutmeg and freshly ground pepper Pine nuts Polenta, prepared Preparation: Saute chard stems with onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add chard leaves and continue to cook 5-10 minutes. Stir in [...]

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Enough for Everyone Garden: Harvest Party This Sunday!

The St. Lydia’s Enough for Everyone Garden, at 346 Bergen Street in Brooklyn, is an experiment in radical generosity, where growing and eating fresh, healthy food becomes a possibility for everyone.  This is our first and pilot year, and we invite you to participate! We are building the garden together, so if you are interested [...]

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Our Garden is Blessed! Volunteer hours this Saturday from 11-2! And sign up for volunteer hours in August and September…

We had a wonderful Garden blessing and popsicle party on Saturday the 21st–thanks to everyone who came out!  Check out this album of photos.  We also installed the sculpture And There Was Evening, And There Was Morning, made of eleven wooden ladders joined together, in the new bed along the wall.  On Monday we planted [...]

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This Saturday, July 29: Midsummer Garden Blessing and Party! and volunteer hours from 12-3 PM

Join us this Saturday as we gather to bless the Enough for Everyone Garden and A Small Green Patch and celebrate all the ways in which the land is blessing us.  The garden is located at 346 Bergen Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues in Brooklyn. We’ll have a short liturgy with music and prayer [...]

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Garden Volunteers Wanted!

We’re seeing a lot of growth in the garden, both in the size of the plants and the progress of our various projects.  Some small but robust radish harvests have been made, and the peas are really starting to look like peas!  Everything is getting very leafy and bushy and it is a verdant sight [...]

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Enough for Everyone Garden Hours: Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Join us in the St. Lydia’s Enough for Everyone Garden this coming Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm!   The garden is located on Bergen Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues on the South side of the street.   We’ll be excavating dirt from in front of our new fancy retaining wall, watering our [...]

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