West 104th Street Garden

July 25, 2010

Jul 31: Harlem Green community gardens tour

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Thanks to Lucille Murovich for passing this along to us. Sounds like fun.

For Immediate Release:
FREE EVENT

Harlem Community Gardens are pleased to announce that “HARLEM GREEN,” the 5th Annual Harlem Community Gardens Tour, will take place on Saturday, July 31st(raindate: Sunday, August 1st),2010 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The Tour will begin with a breakfast in the Joseph Daniel Wilson Community Garden at 219 West 122nd Street, and the last stop will be at the William A. Harris Garden on 153rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, where Tourists will experience a traditional, home-style Harlem Barbecue.

The Harlem gardens, all managed by community volunteers, are among New York City’s most extraordinary and best–kept secrets. Tourists will discover an amazing variety of trees, vegetables, herbs and f lowers as well as ponds, gazebos, rain-water harvesting systems, and more. The gardens are host to people of all ages. Some are shade gardens where folks can come to relax or cook a meal. The gardens run programs for toddlers, young mothers, youths and seniors; some have tutoring programs and environmental studies workshops for teens and other community folks. There are canning and preserving workshops. Some gardens host Community Supported Agriculture programs– “CSA’s”.

“Harlem Green” is supported by the Green Guerillas of NYC; Greenthumb; HUG (Harlem United Gardens);The NYC Community Gardens Coalition (NYCCGC); the Parks and Recreation Department of NYC ; Project Harmony, Inc., and the William A. Harris Garden.

Parks is providing transportation for those who would rather ride than walk.

For more information call 212.662. 2878 or 917.288.8053.

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