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Herb Community Garden Leads the Way in Food Composting

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Herb Community Garden has become the new home of a “food scrap” drop off site where East Harlem residents can dispose of their organic rubbish like eggshells, nutshells, bread, and fruits and vegetables. NYRP’s Community Engagement Team recently spoke to Derina Man, a garden composter, at the site to gain more insight into the initiative.

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Andy, Hurricane Sandy, and a Tree

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“I’m replacing a tree that was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy,” explained Andy, who lives across the street from the Brooklyn Public Library in Windsor Terrace where NYRP held a tree giveaway event earlier this year. “It’s been a little empty since then and NYRP provided a great opportunity to replace that tree,” he said.

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‘Giving Garden’ Opens in Queens

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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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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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Etsy Plants Trees with NYRP

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Yes, your favorite shop that’s keeping commerce human teamed up with the New York Restoration Project and Urban Offsets, a national sustainably leader, to plant trees in New York City and Hudson, New York.

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Expanding The Special Harlem River Waterfront District

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The South Bronx landscape and Harlem River Waterfront has, for years, been a diamond in the rough. With its beautiful waterfront access cut off by flood resilient structures and specialized restrictions, a city plan has been set in motion to provide open spaces and direct access to the water and surrounding land.

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