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‘Giving Garden’ Opens in Queens

Posted by Sean Nevins
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“The plan is to benefit the day residents and full-time residents of Queens Center for Progress,” said NYRP’s Director of Garden Horticulture Jason Sheets. “They had a couple of raised-bed gardens in the complex, which was very popular, so they wanted to use this wide-open space to create more room for vegetable gardens, for folks to come in and use the beds as horticultural therapy,” he said.

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Welcome to El Barrio!

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“Today more than ever, telling someone that they belong, that this space is for them to care for, that this is for them to love and enjoy, is revolutionary,” said Director of Community Engagement Annel Cabrera-Marus at NYRP’s annual fundraising gala, Spring Picnic, in June. “It is a revolutionary act to make sure that community is heard and that they see themselves in our open spaces,” she said.

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NYRP Puts the Dogs Out at PS 84

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For years, students and teachers at PS 84, an elementary school on West 92nd Street in Manhattan, were frustrated by people and their dogs trampling flowers and other plants in front of their school.

Until NYRP showed up.

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Innovations in Community Garden Growing

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With 63% of the American population living in cities, it’s no secret that many city-dwellers have limited space at home—especially outdoor space. But joining a community garden is one of the easiest ways to foreground sustainability and do your part in restoring nature to the concrete jungle that is NYC.

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Father and Son Return to Team NYRP

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"Public space and respect for the natural environment is under threat more right now than ever before," said Zach Kalet-Schwartz, 25, a video editor who lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. "We need strong voices and actions, like those of NYRP, to oppose those threats," he said.

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Prepare Your Garden For Spring!

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Winter is in full swing, and while New York City is wrestling through several bouts of snow and bone-chilling low temperatures, many people cannot wait for the cold spell to be over, so they can welcome spring this year.

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Meet the Brownstones!

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In 1996, Diane Brownstone read an article in Better Homes & Gardens about an organization that was transforming abandoned, vacant lots into vibrant community gardens. “I was so taken by the magic of it,” she said. “I just had to get involved!”

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