On my way to Tompkins square Park I stumbled upon this talk about native species and butterflies in the 6B Garden.
Chrissy Word of Butterfly Project NYC talked about the importance of native species for our native butterflies, and how gardeners can help these insects thrive in the city. For example planting milkweed for Monarch Butterflies and sharing your fennel with swallowtail caterpillars. She suggested several books for gardeners interested in this subject.
The Children’s Magical Garden on the Lower East Side of Manhattan is in a battle with a developer who claims about half of their space. This is the preparation for a party to raise funds and awareness about their situation.
Developer, Serge Hoyda broke into the fence surrounding The Children’s Magical Garden at Norfolk and Stanton Streets on the Lower East Side this morning. Long time garden’s advocate and activist, Aresh Javadi, explains the situation, and how this all might just be a ploy to get access to another plot in a swap with the city. But still the children’s Pizza Garden was trampled in the process.
A developer broke through the gate this morning and is currently digging up the garden. Location: Norfolk and Stanton Streets on the Lower East Side. Neighbors are protesting the police are between them and the workers.
Radical history walking tour to celebrates the life of Neil Smith (1954-2012), renowned radical geographer, condemner of the capitalist city, powerful agitator for the small and large cause. In this first video Ben Shepard of Times-Up the bicycle activists group, talks about the history of community gardens in the East Village and Lower East Side. It was a rainy day but many people came out for the walk.
Ben Shepard in front of the Creative Little Garden on 6th Street between Avenues A and B.
Matt and Steve two of the organizers of the walk.
Waiting for the tour to start at the Astor Place cube,(The Alamo).
Walking past Tompkins Square Park on Avenue B.
The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space morusnyc.org