West 104th Street Garden

January 30, 2009

Sat Jan 31- Film: The Healing Gardens of New York

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Saturday, January 31, 8:30PM
Orchard House Cafe
58th Street at First Avenue
Reservations recommended: email requests to mail@orchardhousecafe.com or call 212-371-1170

The Healing Gardens of New York
Producer, Alexandra Isles, will introduce this beautiful and inspiring documentary and after the showing
invite audience discussion.

The Healing Gardens of New York tells the stories of the lives and communities transformed by gardens
and green spaces created in response to crime, neglect, poverty and urban decay. In cities dominated by glass and concrete, the film takes an in depth look at how gardens can be a platform for social change and an opportunity to develop new skills and transform lives.

Award winning documentaries by Alexandra Isles have been shown at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC), Museum of Modern Art (NY), numerous film festivals including the Human
Rights Watch and Margaret Mead Film Festivals, and all have aired on PBS.

Please call me at 917 597 0433 for any questions
Many thanks,
Pat Hemminger
Orchard House Events


NGA Mid-Atlantic Regional Report – January 2009

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The National Gardening Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional report for January has been released, with articles on Camelias and reminders to:

  • Plan For Veggies in Your Flower Garden
  • Check, Clean, Sharpen, and Oil Tools
  • Replant Rootbound Indoor Plants
  • Reapply Deer-Repellent Sprays and Materials
  • Have a Family Powwow About More Greening and Recycling

Read more at:

January 13, 2009

Solstice Pictures

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The second annual Garden Winter Solstice Tea Party was held on Saturday, December 20 in the garden.

A group of approximately twenty-five hearty souls gathered for the celebration. Many pounds of canned goods were received on behalf of City Harvest through the event’s Yes We Can Can drive as well as $93.61 for the garden cats via the Spare Change for Cats initiative.

Many thanks to all those who helped brighten the shortest day of the year.

View a slideshow at:

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