11 Unique Community Gardens in NYC’s East Village via Untapped Cities

11 Unique Community Gardens in NYC’s East Village via Untapped Cities

11 Unique Community Gardens in NYC’s East Village via Untapped Cities

As evident by the popularity of outdoor spaces like Central Park and the ultra-trendy High Line, New York City has a wide variety of green spaces. However, on summer weekends and in the midst of tourist season, these overpopulated spaces may not offer the ideal respite from the city that many people are craving. Luckily, New York is home to numerous community gardens, especially in the East Village, that are open to the public. Many of these gardens serve as artifacts of New York history and offer secluded space for community gatherings, art events, and relaxation.

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Garden uniting community in New Concord via Columbus Alive

Garden uniting community in New Concord via Columbus Alive

NEW CONCORD — “We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously,” said Grace Lee Boggs regarding community gardens.

That philosophy is what is driving organizer Heather Coen as she continues to build on to the Community Garden in New Concord.

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Learn more about community gardens with these books

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

Garden space blooms with community contributions via Otago Daily Times

I had the opportunity to visit Dunedin, New Zealand about one year ago and know exactly the lot where this garden has been built. We walked to and from campus every day during a conference being held there. It is great to see it turned into something new and beautiful. — Douglas

Garden space blooms with community contributions via Otago Daily Times

Eighteen months ago, 76 Albany St in Dunedin was an empty section where people dumped their rubbish.

Now it is home to the Kiaora Peace Garden, a place for people to come together and do whatever it is you do in a garden.

It was the idea of Dunedin man Paul MacDonald Gourlie (74) who aimed to create a common space for city locals and university students.

Mr Gourlie, a former Otago University Students Association president, said the garden, across the road from the university’s central library, was an opportunity to show how people could live well together.

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We need volunteers of all sorts, especially for our Board of Directors who are moving the process forward each month.

Join us and plant the seeds of a new garden in your neighborhood!

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Learn more about community gardens with these books

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

93 Photos from 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council

Scenes from the 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour

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10 drought-tolerant gardens were highlighted throughout Sherman Oaks on this 3 hour, self-guided garden tour sponsored by the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council. 

Residents and designers were on-hand at each stop to answer questions about the design and maintenance of these gardens for those who might want to try it themselves. A variety of garden types was shown including low maintenance gardens and a complete bio-sustainable garden including koi fish aquaponics systems, chickens and a variety of food and fruit production. There was something for everyone on the tour.

Photos provided by Sherman Oaks resident Douglas E. Welch of A Gardener’s Notebook

Sherman Oaks neighborhood Council

1st annual California native and drought tolerant plant self guided garden tour

October 21, 2018 noon to 3 PM

  • Receive complimentary DWP lawn rebate information and materials
  • Learn various ways to conserve water and save money
  • Discuss ideas and resources on how to make your landscape “water wise“
  • Tour participants will be available to answer your questions

Meet at 13843 Milbank St., Sherman Oaks to begin the tour and receive a list of participating homes and water wise Gardens

Community garden project aims to break down barriers between youngsters and police via SW Londoner

Community garden project aims to break down barriers between youngsters and police via SW Londoner

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A community project which aims to make a green garden space for youngsters in Whitton, Richmond, saw the input of youth and police.

Police officers, members of the local community, young people, staff from Harlequins and Whitton Youth Zone and the Mayor of Richmond all took part in pulling out old weeds and rubbish to replace the area with flowers, fruit, veg and in the mayor’s case, an apple tree.

The event, held on July 27th, which was initiated by Mandy Smith, manager of the Whitton Youth Zone and Jon McLoughlin, a local Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant.

Richmond’s Mayor Councillor Ben Khos said: “It engages all their senses, encourages healthy eating, teaches responsibility, highlights the importance of taking care of the environment, teaches patience and develops life skills”.

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Help Us Make The Community Garden Grow!

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Learn more about community gardens with these books

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

The Healing Potential of Turning Vacant Lots Green via CityLab

The Healing Potential of Turning Vacant Lots Green via CityLab

The Healing Potential of Turning Vacant Lots Green via CityLab

A new study finds turning vacant lots into green space can improve the mental health of residents in the hardest-hit neighborhoods.

More than 43,000 lots in Philadelphia sit vacant, many invaded with overgrown weeds and strewn with trash. As CityLab has previously reported, this is as much a public-health problem as it is an economic one. Walking past such a site, researchers have previously found, can make your heat beat just a little faster, indicating increased levels of stress. And it’s no wonder: Studies have also shown that urban blight tends to attract crime and gun violence.

It’s all taking a toll on the mental health of residents in vacancy-hit neighborhoods. “People felt that [the vacancies and abandonment] fractured ties between neighbors, [affecting] the social milieu of the neighborhood,” says Eugenia South, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine who’s been studying the health effects of urban blight in Philadelphia. People also told her that they “felt stigmatized, neglected by the government,” as well as experiencing “depression, anxiety, stress, and fear.”

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Lend A Hand and Help A Garden Grow!

Help Us Make The Community Garden Grow!

We need volunteers of all sorts, especially for our Board of Directors who are moving the process forward each month.

Join us and plant the seeds of a new garden in your neighborhood!

Join our mailing list and get involved! 


Learn more about community gardens with these books

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Noon to 3pm

1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour - Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council - Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Noon to 3pm

Sherman Oaks neighborhood Council

1st annual California native and drought tolerant plant self guided garden tour

October 21, 2018 noon to 3 PM

  • Receive complimentary DWP lawn rebate information and materials
  • Learn various ways to conserve water and save money
  • Discuss ideas and resources on how to make your landscape quotewater wise“
  • Tour participants will be available to answer your questions

Meet at 13843 Milbank St., Sherman Oaks to begin the tour and receive a list of participating homes and water wise Gardens