[Blabber] Garden Materials

Mark Phelan phelanm at gmail.com
Wed May 1 23:09:24 UTC 2013


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On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 4:05 PM, Justin Levinson <localtalent at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the heads up, Konstantin!
>
> My friend lives by a place in WB that has them, and i routinely see them on
> the street in the HM neighborhood, but it is a big pain in the ass to cart
> them around (I tried to take a really nice pine one from 23rd and 6th but
> had no way to cart it down to the space).
>
> Right now I'm more struggling with how to select the growing medium and get
> it up to the roof.  Will start beating the bushes a bit.
>
>
> On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk> wrote:
>>
>> I don't think it's that hard to get pallets, e.g.
>> http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/zip/3778144146.html
>>
>> But take them if find a truck and are driving up there anyway for
>> something else.
>>
>>
>> On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 15:50 , Konstantin Avdashchenko wrote:
>>
>> > Ive mentioned before that there are about 6 pallets here at West Point
>> > if anyone has a van to get them, Also, Sung, the 2 computer tables are still
>> > here. If you know anyone with a van or a truck, we can pick them up.
>> >
>> > Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 15:22:16 -0400
>> > From: localtalent at gmail.com (mailto:localtalent at gmail.com)
>> > To: blabber at list.hackmanhattan.com
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>> > Subject: [Blabber] Garden Materials
>> >
>> > Hey all,
>> >
>> > Started construction on the new beds up on the roof, but wanted to
>> > holler at the collective intelligence we've got around here.
>> >
>> > Current plan is: Root barrier cloth on the bottom, a layer of gravel for
>> > drainage, and then some kind of growing medium on top. I'm trying to stay
>> > away from straight soil due to weight concerns, anyone have experience with
>> > other media?
>> >
>> > Happy to put together some more of these beds for anyone else who wants
>> > to partake, including other building tenants (Sung/Annatina/others) - each
>> > bed took two pallets and will require a few metal straps and some nails.
>> > We're pretty much out of pallets at this point, so we'd need a few more for
>> > additional growing space. Upcycling!
>> >
>> >
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