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Garden Open Hours
Thursday 3 to dusk
Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
Sunday 4:30 pm to dusk
Meg's garden and edible forest were blessed by a senior citizen group from Bronxworks( organized and led by kaydine Young ) on September 5. To start with, we served them with our famous apple-sauce cookies and herbal garden tea. They had a good time picking tomatoes, cucumbers and ground cherries among others to take home. Some of them got themselves busy making pretty bouquets. It was enjoyed by all so that we planned to make the visit regular. Thank you Kaydine and Jodie from NYC compost project for making this happen!
A cucumber it is!
History being made - Pollinator garden created by our green interns and community volunteers on June 15 2019. See how excited and proud we were to be part of it, and a basketful of fun and joy we had!
We created a garden for bees, butterflies, birds and all those lovely little children of mother nature's in collaboration of the Department of Transportation, the Department of Environmental Protection, The New York City Soil and Water Conservation District, Bronx Council for Environmental Quality and James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center.
Pollinator garden design by Sung
Meg's Community Garden
Inspired by and dedicated to Megan Charlop, Meg's community garden is of collective ethos, where all lives matter, crawling or not.
We focus on growing edibles and practice permaculture, common-sense ethical design science, which works with nature aiming to create an agriculturally productive sustainable system using natural resources.
It is one of our outdoor classrooms, where students and community members learn/share hands-on skills and knowledge on growing healthy food to lead a sustainable life-style.
We plan to distribute the products to community via Youth-Market at a reasonable price. We donate surplus produce to a neighborhood food pantry POTS.
Please come join us and watch things grow bloom, and share the magic of the garden.
We welcome anyone to come visit the garden; please respect our smoke-free and carry in carry out policy.
Edible Forest
Edible forest was created in Spring of 2017 in partnership with national Fruit Tree Foundtion. Twenty Seven fruit trees and berries were planted; some were taken away by some mysterious force, some stand strong and brilliant.
New Garden Sign
At the main gate
Montefiore School Health Program volunteers working and sharing garden joys for annual Meg Charlop Day and our own team of JBOLC green infrastructure interns and community volunteers converge all on one glorious spring day

This year, they helped to transplant lettuce seedlings, harvest camomile flowers, which are dried to make our famous place-based JBOLC garden tea. They also helped to transfer a big compost pile.

To our surprise, we found a nest of a mother field mouse with her five pups in the pile. After running away for life, she returned to transfer all her darlings to a new nest one by one by the mouth. What a marvelous motherhood!
Pokeweed on snow
Butterfly Balm
The papilio polyxenes that becomes the Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Volunteers collecting seeds. We are passionate on saving seeds for many reasons.
A tree cared and beautified by a spiral pattern
Turning lawn into gardens
Creation of Edible forest: Clockwise from upper left: Ray Pultinas next to the actress Jennie Garth; Principal Orbe; Tools of the Tree Planting Trade; Vitafusion sponsored Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) donation; FTPF Arborist Rico Montenegro demonstrating proper tree planting before a crowd of students and community member volunteers.
JAMES BALDWIN OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER
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