Bob, Our Hero

Our own Bob Humber was honored tonight at a ceremony at University Settlement as a Lower East Side Community Hero. Each year 5 people receive this award, organized by FABnyc & Downtown Art. Friends and gardeners were there to cheer him on and wish him well on the day after his birthday. Congratulations Bob!

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Earth Day Crowds in the Garden

On a beautiful spring Sunday, we celebrated Earth Day with families, kids, couples and friends. Thanks to Jenifer for the kids’ activities and these photos. (Click a thumbnail to open slideshow)

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Earth Day for Kids


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Halloween Photos

Halloween 2017 was great! A sunny crisp afternoon. Children and parents were greeted by our friendly neighborhood scarecrow (and Jim). They got treats, played beanbag toss, had their palms read, made popcorn hands and guessed the gross and gooey guts.

Thanks to Jane for organizing the whole thing, after having to postpone the event because

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We're Not the Only Beautiful Garden on the Lower Eastside

Debra and I found ourselves looking for citibikes today at a stand on Ave C and 9th St, an intersection framed by two large community gardens. They were both created in abandoned empty lots by dedicated residents of a poor neighborhood forgotten by the city. They were also defended by the same gardeners against later development

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Childrens' Book Festival

This past weekend, as part of the LUNGS Harvest Festival, Jane, with the help of Jen and her daughter, Molly, and other gardeners, hosted a children’s book give-away. Many families sat in the garden reading with their kids, visiting the chickens and feeding the fish and turtles.

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