Volunteer at RING this weekend!

Sharpen your pruning shears: our ivy needs a haircut!

 This weekend, Alison will be in the garden Saturday, August 16 from 11 am to 2 pm and on Sunday, August 17 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

 We hope to do some easy things like weeding and mowing the lawn, trimming back the ivy, not to mention enjoying some sunshine.  Sifting compost is needed too.  Not sure how to do these things?  Check out the RING website “How-To” page and links and come by and help out!

Enjoy RING this weekend!

Hi RINGers,

Our garden coordinators are off this weekend, but those of you who have the combination are encouraged to open RING to the public, and do things you know how to do. Easy things include weeding the lawn of broad-leaved species and watering the garden and the lawn. Sifting compost is needed too. Not sure how to do these things? Check out the RING website “How-To” page and links. Next weekend, Alison will be in the garden Sunday, August 10 from 11am to 2pm, and the following weekend, Alison will be there to guide volunteers August 16 and 17 from 11 to 2.

Remember to join and post to our Facebook Group, RING Garden, and come out to the garden. A garden coordinator will be out there most Saturdays to guide and instruct. Now that we are into summertime, these are the important tasks:

  •  Watering (if it hasn’t rained lately / ground is dry)
  • Weeding (if it has been raining) – easy to learn one or two weeds
  •  Sifting compost (mixing it too) and spreading the beautiful compost on our soil * Mowing (the lawn needs it once a week)

Free ticket to upcoming Greenthumb Growtogether conference

Hi RINGers!


Our planning committee met to start deciding spring activities and events, and decided to give any current member who wants to go to the GreenThumb GrowTogether conference a free pass.  If you’d like to go, we need to know by end of Thursday, March 20th.  This gives everyone who would like to take this opportunity to renew membership to do so.  Go to www.ringgarden.org and do it online!


Join over a thousand community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking, and greening inspiration at the 30th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether!  Everyone gets free breakfast, box lunch, and T-shirt.  There are always dozens of choices for educational workshops on every aspect of gardening (e.g. perennials, shade plants, carpentry projects, solar, organizing, etc etc)  This year’s conference features exciting new workshops and returning favorites, including many hands-on workshops for gardeners of all ages.  Enjoy live music and dance performances, a children’s play area, raffle prizes and much more!  There are also tables from other gardening organizations.

If you miss our deadline or are not a current member,

Register at the door on March 29th

$7 = breakfast + workshops
Free = Children 12 and under

Order your tickets online at 30th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether webpage.

It’s not too late to join our planning committee.  Our next meeting is Saturday, March 15.
We’ll be planning our 30th anniversary event(s) as well as gardening plans for spring, and other events, like our annual Art in the Garden exhibit and performances.  Please click here if you are interested to learn more or attend the first 2014 planning committee meeting.  We need your input.

Electronics Collection Day at RING – Jan. 4, 2014

Once again, the RING Garden is hosting an Electronics Collection Day on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. These electronics will be reused, if possible, or recycled into their constituent materials, if not.

This process keeps toxic materials out of landfills, conserves natural resources, reduces pollution, and preserves the labor involved with manufacture. It’s a good thing! Spread the word… everywhere!