Reader Comment du Jour: Much Ado About Dougherty

November 5, 2009 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

sgtdothumbAs some of you might recall yesterday I wrote about a curious quintet of wooden containers I spied at Sgt. Dougherty Playground. I surmised them to be planters. Today I learned per the head honcha of this effort we’ll call C that I was quite correct. She writes:

Hi Miss Heather!

I have started the ongoing project at SGT Dougherty Park…though it does seem very little people come through this park, I have observed that to be only somewhat true. There are a number of workers in the vicinity who, during summer and warm days, venture to the park for lunch. That and more…I was surprised to see a number of handball players as well as drug traffickers, and just wanderers trek through, and sit…Anyways

The beginnings of the raised beds (which you have pictured and posted), are going to be planters with benches surrounding them for the workers and gardeners to sit on.

I held a volunteer day back in September, and received a small donation for the start-up of this project. I don’t have a pick-up truck, or vehicle for that matter, so the project’s next pick up day is next week when i rent a truck. I plan to pick up zoo doo from the Bronx Zoo, and bring it back to fill in the beds with, along with leaves and mulch on top creating an anaerobic compost party during the winter months, in turn, creating a super soil for the flowers to be planted in, in early spring.

Want to come volunteer? or Post about my volunteer days?

Naturally I told her to keep me in the loop, so you can anticipate updates regarding their progress, volunteer days and fundraisers in the future. In the meantime you can learn more about what’s shaking at Sgt. Dougherty via their blog. Check it out!

Miss Heather


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