Flashback Friday: Photos from the before the beginning

Many thanks to our friend Pat Taylor, who shared these photos from way back when from before the Hill East Community Garden was formed.

Many more thanks to our founding members and neighbors involved in bringing the garden to fruition — we’ve come a long way, and we’ve got something valuable to keep.

(Speaking of which: we’re out here, right now this evening, socializing and weeding.)


*It would help if it were actually Friday, but oh well.


Updated! 2016 Garden Season Work Days Announced

Updated 13 April 2016

Hello Gardeners,

Based on feedback from those gardeners who attended the March 5 Annual Meeting, we have scheduled workdays for the season. Check the Calendar page of the web site for dates and times. Mark your calendars and see you in the garden!

Lead a Work Day!

Help out the Board and Volunteer to lead a work day

With all the extra work days and advanced scheduling of them, we could use help making sure each date is covered with at least one person to explain goals to other gardeners (the board will help identify those goals as the season progresses). Fill out this form to indicate your interest in a leading a work day.

Chris Forney’s Shrimp, Black Bean and Mango Salad


  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix together olive oil, lime juice, coriander, salt and pepper. Combine with shrimp. Marinate for 30 minutes.

Grill shrimp on skewers for one minute per side, or sauté in a pan.


  •     2 ripe mangos cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  •     2 cans rinsed and drained black beans
  •     1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  •     6 scallions, trimmed and minced
  •     4 Tablespoons olive oil
  •     4 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  •     salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together except shrimp.  Adjust seasoning with salt and lime juice as necessary.  Add shrimp and toss.