Landscapes of Resilience: Queens, NY Article Archive

Presenting the Landscapes of Resilience: Queens, NY at Disturbanist Discourse 2015

12/08/15
Left: Alex Castillo-Kesper (Design and Urban Ecologies Alumni, Organizer at American Federation of Teacher), Middle: Renae Reynolds (Theories of Urban Practice Alumni, Project Coordinator at US Forest Service), Right: Charlie Wirene (Design and Urban Ecologies Alumni, Program Manger at Active Citizen Project). Photo by HUP_UP

Left: Alex Castillo-Kesper (Design and Urban Ecologies Alumni, Organizer at American Federation of Teacher), Middle: Renae Reynolds (Theories of Urban Practice Alumni, Project Coordinator at US Forest Service), Right: Charlie Wirene (Design and Urban Ecologies Alumni, Program Manger at Active Citizen Project). Photo by HUP_UP

 

By, Renae Reynolds

Landscapes of Resilience, Project Coordinator

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A Season of Change at Beach 41st Community Gardens: September 2015 Updates

09/08/15

The Summer season at Beach 41st Houses has been abuzz with activity. Resident gardeners have been diligently caring for their individual plots while simultaneously supporting the work of their neighboring gardeners. Presently, almost all of the 32 plots in the garden is claimed and tended by at least one gardener, if  not by people collaborating–partners, families, and groups of friends. Over the past two months there have been substantial physical changes to the space and programmatic innovation through collaborative exchange. Yet there is still much more change to come. But, for now we are pleased to share some of the most noteworthy highlights to date.  

New Water Installation

One of the biggest challenges to the gardeners in caring for the plant and vegetable life in their gardeners was the need for a consistent water source. Because the old water tap close to the garden entrance was broken, in order to keep their soil beds moist and their plants hydrated, gardeners would have to make multiple trips, hauling buckets back and forth to the nearest tap on the side of the NYCHA apartment buildings. This was a tiresome and arduous task for all.

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