There is a brilliant sustainability series on urban gardening (Alive Structures and roof garden tutorials will be featured) in New York City this summer put on by a non-profit called New York Restoration Project. There will be four talks, every other Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm, in NYPC’s Toyota Children’s Learning Garden. All of them are open to the public.
Where? Toyota Sustainable Summer Series Toyota Children’s Learning Garden 603 East 11th Street, New York, NY
When? July 30, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
What? Sarah Seigal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. She will give a short garden tour and speak about the garden design, specifically the shade tolerant planting palette she created for this garden.
What else? Refreshments at the end of each event.
NYRP works exclusively in New York City managing community gardens to help ensure their liveliness in each community. Keep reading for more details on the series in August and beyond…
August 13, 2009: Chris Collins, Executive Director Solar1: discussing benefits of renewable energy and the work of Solar One, the City’s first solar-powered “Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center,” inspiring New Yorkers to become environmentally responsible city dwellers.
August 27, 2009: GreenIt Yourself Green Roof Workshop: Lori Gibbs and Atom Cianfarani hosting a workshop on green roofing and providing tips and techniques to gardening in small spaces.
September 10, 2009: Marni Horowitz, CEO and founder Alive Structures, speaking about green walls installation and other techniques to make use of the abundantly available vertical space. She will also speak about ecological gardening practices.
All images courtesy of http://www.nyrp.org/gardens/garden.php?sub=0&p=3&g=1#mce_temp_url#.