Rat Workshops Offered in Community Gardens

Last night’s workshop, held at All People’s Garden, was the first of a series of Rat Workshops that will be offered by the heath department in Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts’ gardens (Check out a news article about last night’s workshop here).  These workshops provide information on how to inspect, prevent, and respond to rats in your gardens and neighborhoods.  Furthermore, these workshops touch on garden-specific issues, like how to keep compost piles from attracting rats.  There is another workshop coming up on Wednesday, July 6 at 7:30pm.  It will be held at Clayton Williams Community Garden located at the corner of West 126th Street and 8th Avenue.  Please RSVP early in order to reserve a free rat-proof garbage can.  RSVP to Erica Packard at 212-228-5482, or email erica_packard@yahoo.com.  Another workshop is being scheduled in July for the Bronx.  The workshops are FREE.  For information and resources about how to prevent rats in your garden and neighborhood check out www.nyc.gov/rats.

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Original Play at La Perla Garden this Weekend!

For four weekends in June and July, four gardens across the city will host four original plays – a different play for each garden, a different garden for each weekend.  Each playwright was assigned a specific garden, which they then used as inspiration for a short play. The plays range from re-tellings of Greek myths to stories about human butterflies. All of them are directed by Lillian Meredith.  The plays are 20-30 minutes long, with the hope that afterwards, the audience will stay and enjoy the garden.

This weekend the play will be at La Perla Garden, located on West 105th Street between Columbus and Manhattan Avenues.  The playwright is Tommy Smith.  Tickets are FREE!

The performance schedule is as follows:
Friday, June 24th- 6:00pm
Saturday, June 25th- 3:00pm & 6:00pm
Sunday, June 26th- 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Work day at Fordham Bedford Garden with New York Cares and Troutman Sanders

We had another great work day with New York Cares, this time with Troutman Sanders at Fordham Bedford Lotbusters Garden in the Bronx.  We were also joined by our partners, Bronx Green-Up.

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Work day at Carver Garden with New York Cares and Barclays Capital

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On Monday we had a great group from Barclays Capital serving through New York Cares at Carver Garden in East Harlem.  The group got a ton of work done including: preparing, planting, and mulching a new flower and herb garden … Continue reading