Join us at the NYCCGC’s next monthly meeting to tell us what’s going on in your community garden and help us develop campaigns to protect gardens under threat. We will also share reports from the most recent Gardens Rising project community workshops.
WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Phoenix Community Garden
2037 Fulton Street, Brownsville, Brooklyn
We will discuss crowdsourcing, mapping, and Gardens Rising opportunities. Open to the public.
WE Design will be presenting the “Tool Kit”.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for our October General Meeting! Join us at the NYCCGC’s to discuss HPD lots, GreenThumb funding, and any issues that you may have concerning your community gardens.
Exploring the natural resources and resilient public infrastructure of New York City in the wake of rising sea levels and other future challenges.
When the powerful hurricane known as Superstorm Sandy blew into New York City on October 29 2012, it fractured much of the region’s critical urban infrastructure and revealed significant social, economic and political faultlines across the city. Storm surge poured into power plants and disabled New York City’s water and transit systems, and in the wake of the floods New York City has been reassessing its complex relationships to water. As plans for adaptation to climate change come closer to reality, we will visit some of the most important sites impacted by Sandy, exploring the complex balance between the natural and man-made worlds while looking at “grey-to-green” solutions to water, power, and public space.
Highlights include: Stuyvesant Cove Park and the SolarOne environmental education center; the massive ConEd generating station at 14th Street whose failure switched off the lights in Lower Manhattan; the Department of Environmental Protection sewage pump at 13th and D (site of the city’s first High Water Mark!); East Village community gardens using green infrastructure to cope with stormwater and reduce CSOs; East River Park, site of the city’s largest post-Sandy flood protection project; and Pier 42, a new community-generated waterfront park serving the rapidly gentrifying Two Bridges community.
At the next Garden Rising Community Workshop, we will discuss the Feasibility Study for green infrastructure in YOUR Garden!
The purpose of the meeting is to present progress on the feasibility study, ensure all information is correct, and provide an opportunity for gardeners to share thoughts and feedback. The 80% version of the study is available for review online.
- Share feasibility study progress and social resiliency strategies
- Present crowdmap
- Ensure information received from gardeners is accurate
- Gather feedback from gardeners on project proposals
Carrie Grassi, Deputy Director for Planning-NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
Councilman Mark-Treyger, Chair of Committee on Recovery and Resiliency
Aziz Dehkan, Executive Director-NYC Community Garden Coalition
Aurash Khawarzad, Urban Planner-WE ACT for Environmental Justice.
Come Hell or High Water is a part of the Sierra Club NYC Group’s Sustainability Program.
Schedule of Fall/ Winter events
Submit your comments on the Feasibility Study before the final version is released. The designers are looking for feedback on the draft version of the study. Click to review each garden’s two-page spread in the study.
Join us for a presentation by the Gardens Rising Design Team as we complete the green infrastructure feasibility study. Open to the public.
Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy blasted our city and our communities. Join us on October 28th as we remember, resist, and rise together five years after the storm. It will be a powerful display of our resilience and our commitment to building a better future.
We know that climate change makes storms like Sandy more violent and intense, and we know that fossil fuels are to blame. Disasters like Sandy will get worse as long as our elected officials keep supporting fossil fuels, and our most vulnerable communities will be the ones who suffer most. The people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and otherwise vulnerable communities – just like Irma and Harvey today.
In October, we come together to say: that’s not who we are. In New York City we stand up for each other. That means every politician in New York, from the city to the federal level, must go beyond lip service and act on climate now.