Volunteer in the Garden
December 12th SATURDAY 11pm to 1pm
All ages welcomed. Children can plant daffodil bulbs. Everyone can help us weed, spread wood chips and help rebuild the small fence around the Rain Garden.
Plus special Hands-on Workshop: Learn to Winterize your Fig Tree
Together with leaves, cardboard, twine and tarp we will winterize a fig tree.
Last year’s Winter was hard on our fig trees in NYC. See this NYTimes article here about how many died.
“Fig trees are a popular Mediterranean fruit that can be grown in the community or home garden. While it is commonly found in warmer climates, there are some methods for fig cold protection that can allow gardeners like us in cooler climates to keep our figs over the winter. Fig tree care in winter takes little work, but the reward is delicious. Fig trees need winter protection in areas where the temperatures will drop below 25 degrees F. (-3 C.).
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