Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

Grow a Pollinator Garden

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Monarch on Cosmo

Photo: Charles Long

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Sunflowers & Butterflies: Perennial Flowers That Attract Butterflies

Thumbnails/slideshow of perennial flowers that attract butterflies. Add these to your garden and you are off to a great start in attracting butterflies and other pollinators.


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Harlem Seeds On NBC Positively Black

Harlem Seeds on NBC Positively Black Sunday April 7, 2013

Harlem Seeds’ mission is to inspire young people to live long healthy lives; by empowering them to make appropriate food and lifestyle choices. Healthy living is a right, not a privilege. Educating our young people about growing foods in a sustainable environment and using their harvest to fuel their bodies, by exercising, and interacting with each other with the expectation of developing positive community leaders as they mature.

Butterfly Workshop at Minisink

Butterfly Workshop at Minisink Town House in Harlem

Click photo or here for Harlem Seeds at Minisink Townhouse Facebook album

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If It Floats, Maybe It’s A Butterfly!

Black Swallowtail & Purple Coneflower
Community Green Sunflowers & Butterflies has developed a PowerPoint presentation to introduce you to garden Bugs & Insects. After all, there are some good bugs and insects and some not so good in your backyard and since we encourage natural gardening it’s important to know the difference, how to attract the right things to your garden and how to organically limit the harmful things.

This is a preview of the Bugs & Insects presentation. If you would like us to visit your class, garden or community group to make a presentation send an email to CG SUNFLOWERS &  BUTTERFLIES.

Send us an email If you want to make the presentation yourself or for informational purposes and we’ll send you a complete PowerPoint or PDF (your choice). Thanks. Good Gardening!

Have you started your Butterfly Park. Let us know. Send us a picture. Need help? Send us an email or give us a call at 917 691-8037.

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About Community Greens

It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view.


Chuck Vasser

Blacks In Green

There are more of us people of color out there than you realize and we are coming together to express our concerns, ideas and sit at the table!

Chuck Vasser

Chuck Vasser
Bronx River Sankofa
Smiling Bellies

Upcoming Events

  • NYRR Run in Soundview meeting June 3, 2017 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am Soundview Park Field House, 1550 Lafayette Ave, Bronx, NY 10473, USA Breakfast will be served at this Planning meeting
  • Concerts in the Parks – Van Cortlandt Park June 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Hunts Point Fish Parade & Summer Festival June 15, 2017 at 8:30 am – 9:30 am Hunts Point Ave, Bronx, NY
  • NY Cares Volunteers June 24, 2017 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bissel Gardens
  • NY Cares Volunteers July 22, 2017 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bissel Gardens
  • NY Cares Volunteers August 26, 2017 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bissel Gardens
  • NY Cares Volunteers September 23, 2017 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bissel Gardens
  • NY Cares Volunteers October 28, 2017 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bissel Gardens


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Morris High School

Farm BuildApril 28th, 2017
10:00 am – 1:00 pm also Fridays in May

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Bronx River FlotillaJuly 15th, 2017
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Fried Chicken & Philosophy


In a world full of
little people I admit
I am miniscule.


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