Friday, July 13, 2018

Celebrate Open Garden Day NYC (by going to a community garden tomorrow)

[6th Street & Avenue B Garden]

GreenThumb is celebrating its 40th year tomorrow with an Open Garden Day NYC from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in community gardens in the five boroughs.

Per the EVG inbox...

On July 14, dozens of community gardens will be opening their doors to the public on the same day. Enjoy a day of free activities and share in our gardens. Activities will include arts and music, greening and composting, food and environmental justice events, garden workdays, and much more.

The open gardens represent some of the more than 550 community gardens overseen by GreenThumb, the largest community gardening program in the country. Gardens range from small community spaces meant for relaxation to large plazas and urban farms. More than 20,000 community gardeners volunteer their time to manage these vital open spaces.

Here are the local gardens taking part (find the full list here):

• 11th Street Community Garden
422 E. 11th St.

Things to do:
Listen to live music.

• 6th Street & Avenue B Garden
78-92 Avenue B

Things to do:
Scavenger hunt tour, Weeding ID and library, Sugar Shock Math, and bead crafts for kids.

• Campos Community Garden
640-644 E. 12th St.

Things to do:
Visit the garden for food, herbal teas, fragrant natural body products, cooking demonstrations, and much more made with garden fresh ingredients.

• Creative Little Garden
530 E. Sixth St.

Things to do:
Tour the garden and enjoy a Bastille Day-themed celebration with music performed by French musician and a garden member, Mathieu Eveillard.

• Dias Y Flores
520-522 E. 13th St.

Things to do:
Tour the garden.

• Hope Garden
193 E. Second St.

Things to do:
Listen to live music.

• Le Petit Versailles Garden
247 E. Second St.

Things to do:
Check out exhibitions and video screenings.

• Orchard Alley
350-54 E. Fourth St.

Things to do:
Attend a free yoga class.

• Sage's Garden
281 E. Fourth St.

Things to do:
View the art exhibits.

1 comment:

editrrix said...

442 E. 11th street is a community garden? That's news to those of us who live on 11th Street because it's been open to the public roughly about six times IN THE PAST 20 YEARS!!! It functions as a PRIVATE LOCKED garden 362 days a year. What a joke!