Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

Unity Neighborhood Center Open House at Haffen Park

TreeUnity Neighborhood Center hosted an Open House at Haffen Park on Friday February 24, 2012. The program was made possible through the Office of Larry Seabrook, the NYC Dept of Youth & Community Development, Bronx Parks and Recreation, and the Friends of Haffen Park. Jessie Collins is the Executive Director of UNC. Ashley Quiles is the Site Director. I led the Naked Tree Tour and identified park trees for the participants.

Haffen Park Open House photo album


Filed under: Community Green, Environment, , , ,

2 Responses

  1. Looks like a lot of fun. I congratulate the Friends of Haffen Park for working to convert the park house into a nature center!


    • czvasser says:

      For a cold, rainy afternoon, we had a great turnout. We are hoping to secure additonal funding so we can provide more environmental education and services in the future.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Bissel Gardens
MillionTreesNYC - Make NYC Even Cooler

Flicker Photostream

Find Your Community Garden

Anyone can join a garden. With more than 600 gardens across the five boroughs, potential members and volunteers should choose carefully. To aid in your search, GreenThumb has provided a Garden Finder from GardenMaps.

Vegetable Growing Guides

Kim Beazer’s Nature’s Nurses

Nature's Nurses

Nature's Nurses

Black Urban Growers

Bronx River Alliance

Contact Us

Contact Form

Green Tips!

Bee proactive!

A few things you can do to help keep bees healthy:

  • plant different flowers that bloom throughout the season for the bees;

    • native plants and other perennials

    • bloom colors of yellow, white,  blue, and purple

  • watch for neonicotinoid-free note on plant tags- some tags will claim that insecticides were used for ‘your plant’s health’ (but NOT for the bees!)

  • leave the blossoms until they expire

  • plant plants with fragrant flowers with a long bloom season

  • consider early blooming plants for bees that have had little nourishment over the winter

Green Tips


Get Community Greens.

“Even though this planet is round, there are just too many spots where you can find yourself hanging onto the edge, unless there’s some space, some place to take a breather for a while.” –Gloria Naylor


The Future of Spofford

Community Greens Photos

Chuck Vasser on


ACUS Adult Open-Play Basketball

ACUS Adult Open-Play Basketball

Asian Community United Society 6506 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11204 Warren Chan


Life & Basketball

Fried Chicken & Philosophy


The Butterfly Project