This spring, Michelle Obama won’t be the only one growing a vegetable garden. In an effort to encourage New Yorkers to be more economically and agriculturally minded, New York Restoration Project along with Amy Goldman will host the Vegetable Starts Seed Giveaway in community gardens around New York City.
On Saturday May 30th from 1 - 4:00 PM in three community gardens in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, the Seed Savers Exchange will distribute over 2000 heirloom seeds to registered community gardeners and local residents, to make gardening more accessible to New York communities. Experts will be on site to answer any questions and provide gardening tips and tricks. The selection of vegetable seeds that will be available was determined through suggestions submitted by the community. From tomatoes and corn to parsley and oregano, all of the seeds being given away are organic, untreated and have not been genetically engineered, exceeding industry standards and bringing high quality produce into the homes of New York residents for free. Amy Goldman, writer, passionate gardener and advocate of heirloom fruits and vegetables, has generously provided a majority of the seeds for the event.
Encouraging home-grown vegetables not only takes the sting out of higher food prices, but it brings horticultural novices and veterans together to the small sunny plots in their local community gardens. The New York Restoration Project is dedicated to restoring and maintaining community green spaces and the Vegetable Starts Seed Giveaway demonstrates their continued commitment to educating the local community on sustainable lifestyle.
The Community Garden Evetns will be held at:
103rd Street Community Garden
105 East 103rd Street
New York, New York
Target Community Garden
931-933 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
Bronx Community and Cultural Garden
143rd Street (Willis Avenue)
Bronx, New York
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