Gardeners celebrate new raised bed frames after a hard day’s work.
Garden members place new wooden frames around planting beds. The old frames had started to rot.
  • Imani Under Threat of Demolition

    When we discovered that the vacant lot near Imani I was actually owned by the people, we were overjoyed.  We'd been trying to garden at Imani I for several years but due to a large willow tree, t ...

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    Tuesday, 20 January 2015
  • Can hydroponics be a key to making produce local?

    In 2007 I was among a group of local permies who visited something called the Science Barge floating in the Hudson River.  It got a lot of media attention.  It focused on using solar power t ...

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    Monday, 12 January 2015
  • Geo Solar Greenhouse in British Columbia

    Geoff Lawton has developed yet another timely video featuring a greenhouse in British Columbia that's using climate battery technology to heat a large greenhouse.  Interestingly the greenhouse in ...

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    Friday, 09 January 2015
  • Climate Battery Completed At Imani II

    As the darkness of December descends on Imani, a group of volunteers completed work on the climate battery in the greenhouse at Imani II.  Just to recapitulate, the climate  battery concept ...

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    Saturday, 06 December 2014
  • Climate Battery Begins at Imani Greenhouse

      Travis Frazelle and I spent a lovely Sunday morning moving the solar panel from the aquaponics system in Imani I to the new greenhouse in Imani II.  The aquaponics system goes quiet in th ...

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    Monday, 10 November 2014
  • Lobster Dinner a Great Success

      On Saturday, Sept. 27th,  Imani Garden held its 5th annual lobster dinner and permaculture talk.  The talk this year was given by Claudia Joseph, a well-known permaculture instructor ...

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    Wednesday, 10 September 2014
  • Detroit - The Garden City ??

            Has The Motor City become the Garden City!!   I’m just back from a seven day road trip to Michigan. The highlight of my trip was the tour of Detroit’s gardens. I ...

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    Tuesday, 12 August 2014
  • Imani's Chicken Workshop featured in DNA Info

    The on-line newspaper DNA Info featured the chicken workshop offered monthly at Imani Garden in a recent report.  Imani's Lydia Ahonen hosts the workshop and her extensive knowledge of chicken te ...

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    Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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    Tinto and Punchline add to compost at Imani

    Beginning two weeks ago, the Nostrand Avenue merchants Tinto, a coffee bar, and Punchline, a juice bar, have begun adding their coffee grounds and juice pulp to Imani Garden.  I'm collecting them ...

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    Monday, 19 May 2014
  • Gardening For Climate Change

    I couldn't resist this title in today's New York Times.  The thrust of the piece seems to be that we have to be flexible about what we grow in our garden. What is "native" is not as relevant as ...

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    Monday, 05 May 2014
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