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View from the Garden: Frankie and Carlos

Posted by Sadia Choudhury
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Visit The Heckscher Foundation Children’s Garden and you will almost certainly find Frankie or Carlos.

Frankie and Carlos, retirees, best friends, and gardeners, are staples in the Williamsburg neighborhood. As dedicated garden volunteers for the past four years, they’ve developed a constant presence in the space.

In Williamsburg—a neighborhood that has changed dramatically over the last 10 years—the garden serves as shared ground for new and longtime residents to meet and mingle.

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View from the Garden: Nayda Maymi

Posted by Sadia Choudhury
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Don't let the weather fool you, spring is around the corner. In anticipation, we're sharing some stories from our gardeners last spring. Nayda Maymi began gardening at the Essex Street Community Garden four years ago. As she strolled from one garden bed to another, inspecting the growing bok choy and tomatoes, she told us how she became involved with the garden.

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Invasive Species Awareness Week: A Global Perspective

Posted by Filomena Riganti
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It’s not all pretty! In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Filomena Riganti, Project Manager at NYRP, will share information about an invasive species each day. Read on to learn more about these pests and what to look out for in a green space near you. Today, we delve into the spread of invasive species, and how it’s affecting NYC neighborhoods--like Inwood/Washington Heights.

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Invasive Species Awareness Week: The Dirt on Earthworms

Posted by Filomena Riganti
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It’s not all pretty! In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Filomena Riganti, Project Manager at NYRP, will share information about an invasive species each day. Read on to learn more about these pests and what to look out for in a green space near you. Today’s species is the earthworm, a friend to the gardener, destruction to the forest…

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Invasive Species Awareness Week: VLB Has Made it Here

Posted by Filomena Riganti
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It’s not all pretty! In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Filomena Riganti, Project Manager at NYRP, will share information about an invasive species each day. Read on to learn more about these pests and what to look out for in a green space near you. Today’s species is a beetle with a bite…

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Invasive Species Awareness Week: Coming To A Tree Near You

Posted by Filomena Riganti
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In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Filomena Riganti, Project Manager at NYRP, will share information about an invasive species each day. Read on to learn more about these pests and what to look out for in a green space near you. Today’s species is a vicious tree-eating insect that can significantly eliminate ash trees from NYC’s landscape…

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Spotting London Planes and Pigeons: An “I Spy” game leads to enviro-learning

Posted by Charlie Reynoso
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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Christine Keefe from We Grok It! was joined by gardener Laura Mejia and 10 little citizen scientists at NYRP’s Bathgate Community Garden in the Bronx. We Grok It! is an organization dedicated to social and environmental justice through scientific fellowship and learning, that is also working with NYRP to help activate the Bathgate garden by providing quality programming for neighborhood residents.

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