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10th Annual Harlem Green Community Garden Tour

| August 11th, 2015

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 – 9 am to 5 pm  

The FREE tour will start at 9 am with a sumptuous breakfast at the J.D. Wilson Garden at 219 W. 122nd Street and end at 5 pm with a traditional Harlem Barbecue at the William A. Harris Garden at 153rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Visitors will see 15 of Harlem’s amazing green gems lovingly tended by comitteed community gardeners.

As one gardener put it, “These are more than just gardens; they are community institutions”– offering educational programs, art, health and wellness, theatre, music and story-telling, canning, fermenting, and much more.

People are encouraged to bike or walk. However, thanks to the NYC Parks Department, a bus will be available. Event sponsors: GreenThumb and NYC Parks, Harlem Gardens, The William A. Harris Garden, the NYC Community Garden Coalition, and Project Harmony. Info: (212) 662-2878. (Rain date: Sunday, August 30th)

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BBQ in the Garden – August 8th

| July 21st, 2015

Spend an afternoon in a beautiful community garden and support the Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts.

Meet land trust leaders. Tell garden stories.

BBQ in the Garden

Saturday, August 8th
12 noon to 6 pm

Tremont Community Garden
1981 LaFontaine Ave in the Bronx

$10 admission includes a hotdog or hamburger, side dish, and a soda or water.

All proceeds go to support these two important land trusts

See you there!

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BBQ in the Garden – July 18th

| June 30th, 2015

Spend an afternoon in a beautiful community garden and support the Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts. Delicious food and drink will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to support these two important land trusts. Meet land trust leaders. Tell garden stories.

BBQ in the Garden

Saturday, July 18th
12 noon to 6 pm

East Harlem Community Garden
429 E 117th Street (1st Ave & Pleasant Ave)

Raindate: July 25th

See you there!

 

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Community Gardens on HPD Land Still at Risk

| May 21st, 2015

Earlier this year the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) published a list of 181 sites available for developers to build housing through their New Infill Homeownership Opportunities Program (NIHOP) and Neighborhood Construction Program (NCP), including sites that are community gardens.

The New York City Community Garden Coalition and 596 Acres have worked hard to raise awareness about this issue, mobilize people, and support community gardeners. Unfortunately, twenty community gardens remain on the list of possible development sites even though HPD has hundreds of vacant sites it can utilize for these programs.

In a letter to commissioner Vicki Been, Green Guerillas urged HPD to remove the community garden sites from the development list and engage in discussions about how to protect and preserve these precious green spaces.

Please add your voice to the calls for the community gardens to be removed from HPD’s list and ask that they be protected rather than offered as development sites.

Reach out to your Council Member – you can find contact information HERE.

Send a message to the Mayor HERE.

Community gardens on the HPD List:

Manhattan
Electric Ladybug Community Garden: 237 W. 111th St.
Harlem Grown: 126 W. 134th St.
Harlem Valley Garden: 197 W. 134th St.
Jackie Robinson Tenant Assoc. Garden: 1761-63 Park Ave.
Pleasant Valley Community Garden: 505-507 E. 118 St.

Brooklyn
La Casita Verde: 107 Division Ave.
Halsey Ralph and Howard Garden: 774 Halsey St.
Patchen Community Square Garden: 140-142 Patchen Ave.
462 Halsey Community Garden: 462 Halsey St.
New Harvest Community Garden: 119-125 Vernon Ave.
Tranquility Farm: 267 Throop Ave.
El Garden: 118 Jefferson Street
Positive Seeds of Life Garden: 554-558 Snediker Avenue
Imani II Garden: 1680 Pacific St.
Brownsville Student Farm: 514-522 Rockaway Ave.
Ten Neighbors Community Garden: 658 Saratoga Ave.
Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance Garden: 615 Saratoga Ave.
Brownsville Community Farm: 237-239 Herzl St.
Green Valley Community Garden: 93 New Lots Ave.

Queens
McKinley Childrens Garden: 108-59 Union Hall Street

 

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Youth Farm CSA Shares Available

| March 31st, 2015

Sign up today for vegetable shares or flower shares from the amazing Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Click HERE for more information and an application form.

Please sign up by June 1st.

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