Spend a day in NYC! EXPERIENCE THE HIGH LINE AND OTHER COMMUNITY GARDENS ON A HOP-ON, HOP-OFF BUS TRIP! Join us on Wednesday, july 24th!

This unique event is designed to introduce you to what New York City residents can do creating mini-plots in areas that were once rubble. Our bus tour will include visiting the High Line, St. Luke’s in the Field, 89th Street and 91st Street Community Gardens. Also participate in a walking tour of several community gardens in Alphabet City, including 6BC Botanical Garden.

A representative from each garden will take us through each garden sharing their knowledge. Learn about the obstacles involved in creating so many of the community gardens, from building developers who want to maximize their profits to the many inspiring neighbors getting together to work with the NYC Parks Department in creating these gardens. The High Line is another inspiring story–from a derelict rail line in the meat packing section of lower Manhattan to a well-used and well-appreciated destination park.

Trip details: Our group will meet at Old Paramus Reformed Church, 660 E. Glen Avenue, Ridgewood at 8:30am and will return at 5:30pm. Please bring a bag lunch (we will eat at the High Line). Wear comfortable shoes. This trip will take place rain or shine. The $69 fee includes bus transportation, and guided tours of all community gardens and tip for our driver. PLEASE RESPOND BY FRIDAY, JULY 19TH.

Purchase tickets on eventbrite: http://bit.ly/328WBV5

Rock painting workshop!
July 17th & 18th, 9:30am-11:30am.

Would you like to create some original art for your garden? Painting rocks is a great way to pass the time, and is a wonderful meditative art activity for both children and adults. In this workshop, gain inspiration from the plant-filled surroundings or create a design from your imagination. Select your rock, then learn to sketch and paint your artwork. Once finished, painted rocks can be displayed in flower beds, alongside potted plants, or as markers in your veggie garden.

We’ll be using permanent paints – so wear your play clothes! For children and adults of all ages, free of charge. Reservations encouraged but not required. You can sign up on Facebook or come in either day!

Two Fairy Gardening Workshops!
August 8th, 7pm-9pm
August 13th, 2pm-4pm.

Details to come soon!