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It’s My Park Day at Schmul Park
October 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Dandelions, Knotweed, and Mugwort are invading Schmul Park! Become a “Weed Warrior” and help Freshkills Park remove these plants from among our new native plantings. Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape!
Volunteers will each receive their own special edition field notebook as part of the ongoing series of UnCommon Pages workshops and NERTM. Artist Susan Mills made the paper from Freshkills Park Phragmites and for this October workshop for volunteers, artist Tattfoo Tan will bind books with an enclosed reading list of online resources and books on urban resiliency, as well as plenty of pages for field notes.
New Earth Resiliency Training Program (NERTM) is a series of tours, workshops and sessions organized by artist Tattfoo Tan that highlight climate change, preparedness and resiliency by training self-reliance and the ethos of living closer to the earth within an urban environment. The project explores these and related topics in the context of Freshkills Park and Staten Island communities. These programs are made possible by an Original Work Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Support for this program also provided by Partnerships for Parks.
Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2015.