Tree Map from Emma Lazarus Students and The Hort

Students from Emma Lazarus High School, with the Horticultural Society of New York, have researched and produced this beautiful brochure as part of a project supported by Council Member Chin’s Parks Equity Initiative award. The brochure features tree identifications completed by the students together with their testimonials. The students watered, weeded, mulched, and measured the

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It's My Park Day

The city-wide It’s My Park Day is happening in parks all over the city from this weekend through the summer. We are celebrating the day on Saturday, May 21. All are welcome for volunteering to clean up, plant, prune, eat, drink and hang out. There will also be activities for children, turtles, fish and maybe

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Adam Purple has died

“Adam Purple, the godfather of the Lower East Side community gardens who fought a losing battle to save his spectacular Garden of Eden from destruction for a low-income housing project, died Monday as he was bicycling over the Williamsburg Bridge. He was 84.” He fought a long battle to save his garden and the abandoned tenement he lived in. Both of which were razed for new low-income housing for the deaf. Very different from the fight over the Elizabeth Street Garden.

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Our new family of cardinals

Thanks to Elizabeth Hardwick for these fantastic shots of the family of cardinals that nested in the garden this spring. The chicks are little grey balls of fluff. But they are learning to fly.

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Plantworks Closing

Sad news that Plantworks on East 4th Street is closing. Many a plant bought over the years have wound up in the M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden!

The reason for the closing? The rent has been more than doubled.

We keep losing our unique community stores and small businesses – the backbone of any neighborhood. A

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Spring Flowers

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