Thanks to New York City’s MillionTreesNYC Program, over 200,000 street trees have been planted around the city in the past five years. However, the new trees won’t make it another five years if they are not properly cared for. Join the Jackson Heights Beautification Group this Saturday, March 31 for a tree-care workshop. Beyond teaching you how to properly care for street trees, you will also learn how to share your tree care knowledge with others.
If joining a grassroots tree care movement appeals to you, come to The Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st Street, Jackson Heights this Saturday from 10am to 1pm. For more information, visit the event page at http://on.fb.me/H6S8Uf. Hope to see you there!
Calling for Volunteers on March 24 9AM-2PM. Must like dirt.
Like to get dirty? Feedback Farms- A Small Green Patch is looking for helping hands, shovels, and rakes to level out dirt onto their lots, this Saturday, March 24 from 9AM-2PM (rain date – March 31). Volunteers are suggested to wear boots, clothes to get dirty in, work gloves, a hat and sunscreen, and to bring water and snacks.
Feedback Farms is turning three vacant lots at 346 Bergen, between 4th and 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn, into a temporary research farm, a community space and a natural dye CSA with the Textile Arts Center. This is their first volunteer event and is a very crucial step in turning their idea into reality.
Feedback Farms is also looking for volunteers with cars to help deliver materials from the shop to the lots. Call 917.676.7819 for more details on delivery needs.
To learn more about Feedback Farms check out their website at www.feedbackfarms.com.
Clare, Kallie, Tom, Gregory and Tam look forward to working with you!