Spring Equinox & Matt Power (journalist) remembrance + Nowruz Celebration
Where: Children's Magical Garden (Stanton & Norfolk, L.E.S. F/J/M/Z to Delancey/Essex)
When: Thursday March 20th 3-6 PM
Contact: Aresh Javadi 917-518-9987
Event: Memorial planting for brilliant writer and wonderful community garden activist, Matt Power.
Community gardens offer far more than just a plot of land to grow vegetables — they provide people throughout the city with space to learn about the environment and connect with other New Yorkers. Each community garden is defined by the life surrounding it, says Aresh Javadi, co-founder of More Gardens!, a group that promotes the preservation and development of community gardens in New York City. Javadi told The Indypendent about 13 unique community gardens, detailed below.
Padres Plaza Success Garden
Pete your seeds of hope, love & justice are deeply rooted in our community gardens!
Children's Magical Garden (CMG) has been continuously for over 30 years tending and providing food, education and soul-nourishment to our neighborhood’s children and people of all ages. In May 2013 developer Serge Hoyda, who erroneously claims a section of our garden (Lot 19), aggressively tore the garden in two by putting up a fence in the middle. Newly arrived to this country ESL Lower East Side Prep high school students across the street had lovingly put in their new annual vegetable seedlings.
Grow Your Own Zucchini Dreams!
Tired of eating genetically engineered food? Ready to grow your own peaches for breakfast? The community garden in your neighborhood may be the answer to your salad dreams. If your garden is filled for the season, as many are right now, you can request to have a space reserved for next fall or spring.
Community Gardeners to Mike: "Peas & Justice Now!"
In 2002 Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced: ".... we are providing permanent protection to hundreds of community gardens throughout New York City, and establishing a fair process for reviewing future proposals to develop other garden properties.... this agreement strikes the right balance between building for the future and preserving precious open space."
For more information: Call us @ 888-963-3999
Fast commute to farm: 1st stop in the Bronx on the 4&5 express train, the 138 & Grand Concourse stop. The farm is across the Street from the subway entrance
Please bring a blanket and join us! For more information: www.bronxfarmers.blogspot.com or call 888-963-3999.
Interested in volunteering or hosting future workshops...please contact Regina Ginyard @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions to farm:
A truly visionary poster in what New York City and many other large cities are growing in to thanks to your rooted choices and actions. The poster is drawn by Juan Martinez and Painted by Beth Ferguson in collaboration with Aresh Javadi. Each 11 x 17 inch poster is $12 including shipping. Call us at 917 518 9987.
City Wide Endangered Community gardens
SBUG - South Bronx
We thank outgoing Councilmember Foster: Wo stood united alongside her community gardeners
Badillo Rose Garden is preserved in its entirety where she stands.