The third Gardens Rising Roundtable took place Thursday, January 14th 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.
- Brigid Keating, NYC Economic Development Corp.
- Jennifer Cherrier, Associate Professor, Brooklyn College
- Andy Stone, Director, NYC Trust for Public Land
- Carlos Martinez, Assistant Director, NYC GreenThumb
- Fred Levrat, Professor of Architecture, Pratt Institute
- JK Canepa, Community Activist, El Jardin del Paraiso
Other participants included:
Aziz Dehkan of Gardens Rising, Dee Dee Maucher of MOS Collective, Israel Quitcon of Gardens Rising, Laura Rosenshine from Common Ground Compost, Aresh Javadi from Children’s Magical Garden/More Gardens, Alexis Adler from El Sol Brillante/E. 12th Block Assn., Anthony Reuter of Green Thumb, Idan Sasson of Green Thumb, Claire Duvernet, Kelsey Wickel from NYC Parks, Wendy Brawer from Siempre Verde Garden, Samuel Robinson from Greenwood Robinson, Casey Uy from Pratt Institute, Laura Senkevitch of Fortune Society, Jutta Newman from Manhattan Land Trust, Carolyn Zezima of Campos Gardenn, Carolyn Ratcliffe of La Plaza Cultural, Gianni Simplicio of Gardens Rising, Beverley Love of Gardens Rising, Alexia Weidler from Campos Garden, Shawn Dahl of DeColores Garden, Jamie Jensen from Elizabeth St. Garden, and Charles Krezell of Gardens Rising/LUNGS.
An overflow crowd of more than 20 community gardeners and interested neighbors discussed a variety of topics.
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.