project leader
Erica P
location
242 E. 11th Street
City-wide (East Village)
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the project

We want to educate gardeners in the Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts about global warming and what they can do in their own gardens to reduce their carbon foot print.

the steps

We envision a series of 4 workshops to which gardeners are invited hosted by a MLT board member who participated in a global warming conference in Bolivia last year. One session will be about global warming - what it is, its impact on the world generally and NYC specifically. A second session will be on composting and cover crops hosted by a master composter. The third session will be on water - issues such as the problem of run off for our city and using soaker hoses as a best practice for irrigation. The last sessions would be on horticulture issues, such as vertical gardening. It will be run by experts, we have several on our boards. 3-4 Saturdays in late winter.

why we're doing it

This is a opportunity for our gardeners to think globally and act locally; to learn about the issue of global warming and what they can do in their own gardens. We will discuss topics that include composting, clover crops,the least wasteful ways to water gardens, and growing practices that maximize produce production in small urban spaces.

budget

Room rental for 4 sessions @ $200 each $800
Food for participants @ $100 per session 400
Phone, postage, copying,flyers 100
Supplies for workshops, including soaker hoses 500
$1,800*
*cost will be less if we can secure free or space at a reduced cost.
We have 32 gardens and feel that some refreshments are required. Giving the hoses would be an incentive to attend
ioby fee = 144

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