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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Sunday was the season opening of the Jefferson Market Garden, on Greenwich Ave. between Sixth Ave. and 10th St. This year, the magnolia trees and daffodils are foreshadowing the arrival (hopefully!) of spring weather.
“Last year, it was warmer and we opened in late March,” noted Jane Osmers, a garden volunteer.
Still to look forward to, tulips, forsythia and a plethora of other spring flowers have yet to bloom.
The garden also boasts three birdhouses — with more to come. A ribbon-cutting with dignitaries, later in the season, will inaugurate the garden’s new bird condos.
Completely volunteer-run, the green oasis is open to the public on afternoons except Mondays, weather permitting, through October.
“We’re trying to expand our outreach,” said Kacie Carl, volunteer coordinator. The hope is that more volunteers will join the outreach committee to expand programming, including music, poetry and other compatible activities, to bring more community residents into the garden.
“A lot of neighbors don’t even know we’re here,” Carl added.
Although the air was still a bit cool last Sunday, plenty of passersby strolled through the garden. A lot of texting, reading, chatting and just communing with a bit of the Village’s greenery occurred on a cool and sunny day.