Community Greens

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Seton Falls Park – Green Neighborhoods

bissel_kids_with_treesJoin us for a special edition of Green Neighborhoods! On Saturday, November 17th from 9:00am – 12:00pm, volunteers will take a nature walk through Seton Falls Park and learn about its important natural areas. Afterwards, volunteers will help protect the forest by removing harmful invasive plants. This part of our monthly Green Neighborhood event series in Edenwald– we’ll be out in the community on the third Saturday of every month!

Groups larger than 5 please contact Catherine.Laperche@parks.nyc.gov

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Van Courtlandt Volunteer Day

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Saturday May 19th at 10am
Did you know there are only 97 acres of freshwater wetlands left in the Bronx and 86 of them are in Van Cortlandt Park? Volunteers will help with native species planting, removal of non-native invasive plants and trash clean up within Tibbetts Wetlands. Meet inside the park near the last stop of the 1 train at Broadway and W. 242nd Street.

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Park Projects & Community Events

It’s My Park Beautification Projects & Community Events

We offer free tools to community parks groups hosting regular park beautification projects. To host a project,  submit an application online. Applications are due the first day of the month before the proposed project date.

Not ready to host your own project? Search and join any of our projects happening around the city by visiting itsmypark.org

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Seton Falls Park Tour

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SETON FALLS PARK COALITION
NYC URBAN PARK RANGER TOUR
(FREE)

SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2018 11am
BAYCHESTER AVE & EAST 233RD STREET
Contact: Rangers 718-319-7258
Anita 917-513-9915
Renee 917-754-0463
Email: setonfallspark@gmail.com

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Greenlight: GreenThumb

GreenThumb

GreenThumb was initiated in response to the city’s financial crisis of the 1970s, which resulted in the abandonment of public and private land. The majority of GreenThumb gardens were derelict vacant lots renovated by volunteers.

These community gardens, now managed by neighborhood residents, provide important green space, thus improving air quality, bio–diversity, and the well–being of residents. But gardens aren’t just pretty spaces; they’re also important community resources.

GreenThumb gardens are located in all five boroughs in the city. Some are green spaces meant for relaxation and as a community meeting space, others are full–fledged farms, and many are a mix of the types. The volunteer gardeners are the backbone of our program and are of diverse ages and backgrounds.

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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.

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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!

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Bronx River Sankofa
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Community Greens Urban Farm

Veterans Garden Food GiveawayOctober 20th, 2018
Free Greens. First Come. First Serve!

Upcoming Events

  • NYC Compost Project Annual Awards Ceremony December 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm NYBG Train Show
  • Bissel Gardeners Meeting January 5, 2019 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Volunteer @ Bissel Gardens January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Garden-Propagation

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Cog Blogging

Bronx Fixed is Back! - BxFxd

Community Greens Consulting

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

Email

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