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Your Community Gardens: A Guide

Friday, August 27, 2010

Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry, co-authors of Garden Guide: New York City, discuss how the city has greened over the past 10 years - and your role in it.  They also take us through some of their local favorites.

Listeners: What is your favorite local garden, and what makes it special? 

Guests:

Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry

Comments [10]

EugeniaRenskoff from Brooklyn

Hi, There is a really great garden in Park Slope on Union Street just off 4th Street, I think. it's near the subway and it's really beautiful. Eugenia Renskoff

Aug. 27 2010 02:05 PM
Liti from East Brunswick, NJ

East Brunswick Community Garden in NJ.
Started last year, and its twice as big this season (160 garden plots), with a shared area for all gardeners, a plot for growing veggies for our town's senior center (which also get donation from individual gardeners), a diverse community of people from all over the world, and a sister garden in East Brunswick Melbourne, Australia. The garden is located on a farm that was purchased by the town as open space. The garden became a community center, and a place to make friends. It's been truly a special experience to be part of it.
We have a web site www.ebcommunitygarden.webs.com
and a facebook page with our sister garden in Australia.

Aug. 27 2010 12:51 PM
AUDREY CODE from Soho

Early in the morning, I walk from Soho to Washington Sq. Park and I pass a community garden on La Guardia and Bleecker-it's not the most manicured garden, but I enjoy seeing the seasonal changes in the many flowers blooming there-especially in Spring.

Aug. 27 2010 12:00 PM
Tom from Greenpoint

The Automotive High School Garden in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Aug. 27 2010 11:57 AM

There is a really cute small community garden that I think is maintained by the local fire department. There is a plaque that indicates it is in honor of a firefighter that died at 9/11. It is located in Long Island City between 29th and 30th Streets on 47th Ave, right near La Guardia Community College. It is really small and sorta, but a really nice patch of green is a very industrial area. Just wanted to give that one a shout out.

Aug. 27 2010 11:57 AM

what a sweet little girl!! great voice.

Aug. 27 2010 11:55 AM
Gabby from Queens, NY

My favorite garden is located in Nassau County; Old Westbury Gardens is an old English estate now maintained as a museum with acres of beautifully manicured ponds, pools, fountains, and plenty of flora. This gem is just as beautiful on a warm sunny day as it is in the rain. Live classical music enhances the gardens on most weekends.

Aug. 27 2010 11:54 AM
SuzanneNYC from Upper West Side

There's a lovely community garden on the UWS -- in the middle of the block between Amsterdan & Columbus -- going from 89th to 90th. There are places to sit and music on Sundays during the summer. Also wonderful -- the Conservatory Garden at 105th & Fifth and anywhere in Riverside Park. Also Battery Park. The city is so much greener than it was 30 years ago when I moved to NYC

Aug. 27 2010 11:54 AM
Bernard Klevickas from Queens

My favorite Community Garden is Two Coves Community Garden in Astoria because I have a plot there and grow my own tomatoes.

Aug. 27 2010 11:53 AM
Mary from NYC, Inwood

Clinton Community Garden in Hell's Kitchen. Hands down the best one around.

Wave Hill in the Bronx.

Aug. 27 2010 11:52 AM

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