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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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Manhattan Garden Commemorates 9/11 First Responders

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On June 2, hundreds of Inwood community members gathered at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Isham Street in Upper Manhattan for the unveiling of the Daniel F. Mulvey Inspirational Garden, which honors and commemorates eight local first-responders, who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

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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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Forget Me Not: How to Look After Your Garden Space on Vacation

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If you’re lucky enough to live in New York, you already know that you need a break from the Big Apple bustle every so often. But if you are one of the growing number of residents that have a plot in one of the city’s community gardens, an important question arises: How are you going to keep tabs on your garden space?

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Architectural Digest Selects Willis Avenue as One of NYC’s Most Beautiful Secret Gardens

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“Once a vacant and trash-filled eyesore, this 9,063 square-foot garden – encompassing four city lots – was originally founded in 1997 by members of the nearby Congregational Church of North New York and other local residents, and it was one of the community gardens saved in 1999 by NYRP,” wrote Jane Garmey in City Green: Public Gardens of New York, a new book from Monacelli Press that features twenty-five special gardens throughout the city.

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Beavers Return to Manhattan after near 300-Year Absence

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"A beaver has been sighted at Sherman Creek Park, but it doesn't look like it settled down there," said Ben Saddock, a local birdwatcher and frequent visitor to the park. "There were no visible signs of a lodge," he said.

The Sherman Creek Beaver, who some call "Sherm," was spotted by several residents and members of NYRP staff, the first beaver sightings in Manhattan since before the U.S. became a country. The possibility of beavers returning to Manhattan was predicted years ago, however, after a pair of beavers were spotted in the Bronx River in 2007. It is unknown if Sherm is related.

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Bringing Nature Into Gardens and Parks

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After a long harsh winter, our thoughts turn to spring, anticipating green shoots, spring flowers, warm weather, and the sound of birds singing and insects humming. To take advantage of the change in season, adapt your garden to create natural habitats, attracting more wildlife right on your doorstep and make your own contribution to the "Greener NYC" initiative.

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