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You Can Join a Community Garden (video)

NYC is now home to over 500 community gardens. They started on the Lower East Side in the 1970s when “Green Guerrillas” started throwing seeds over fences and gardening illegally on abandoned lots. Today they are supported by the Parks Department which provides tools, seeds, and technical help to volunteers and members. Most are divided into small plots maintained by individuals who not only create these gardens which enrich their lives in many ways.

You’ll be inspired by this video to contact your city to learn about existing community gardens or help start one.

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4:48AM PST on Jan 21, 2014

thank you for sharing

5:36PM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

Very nice! Thanks for sharing

10:33AM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

Thank you for sharing!

10:33AM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

Thank you for sharing!

10:32AM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

Thank you for sharing!

10:31AM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

Thank you for sharing!

10:30AM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

Thank you for sharing!

1:26PM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

Nice idea.

3:48AM PST on Nov 16, 2010

It is hard to find good neighbors because we seldom see them long enough to have a common garden. Space is also a problem or the lack of it.

8:28AM PDT on Jul 3, 2010

Thanks for the post, Cris, and the link to Judi's previous post (so very glad the articles remain on the website). We have a shared paseo with small oak trees that would be a perfect place to grow a shared garden. I'll check with the neighbors.

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