The second Gardens Rising Roundtable took place Thursday, December 17th 2016, at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, located on 232 E. 11th Street, behind St. Mark’s Church between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. As with the previous events, this roundtable featured experts, stakeholders and members of the public in a brainstorming session to build nature-based and green infrastructure in the gardens of the Lower East Side of New York City.
- Tessa Huxley, former director of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
- Wendy Brawer, founder of Green Map System
- Samuel Robinson of Greenwood Robinson, a community driven landscape design firm
- John Shuttleworth, Civil Engineer from Albert’s Garden.
Other participants included:
Peter Cramer from Le Petite Versailles Garden, Carolyn Ratcliffe of La Plaza Cultural, Barbara Cahn from La Guardia Corner Gardens, Christopher Batenhorst from 11BC/Relaxaton Gardens, Jesenia De Moya of Gardens Rising, Gianni Simplicio of Gardens Rising, Alexia Weidler from Campos Garden, Shawn Dahl of DeColores, Jamie Jensen from Elizabeth St. Garden, Carmine D’Intino from 6BC Garden and Charles Krezell of Gardens Rising/LUNGS.
Listen to audio recordings from this and other roundtable events here.
All interested parties are invited to participate at all Roundtables. Admission is free to all. Please join us!
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Inspired by Superstorm Sandy, Gardens Rising is a community-based project funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development through the NY State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, intended to control flooding in vulnerable city areas with nature-based infrastructure in our community gardens.