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Transition New York City Introduces Permaculture Design at Far Rockaway Garden Workday
May 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
This event is in preparation for the Rockaway Health Festival and Transition Convergence, June 26-28th, 2015.
Location: Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Church, 454 Beach 67th St, Arverne, NY 11692
Take the A train to the Beach 67th St. stop and walk three blocks north.
Come out and learn how to build raised bed gardens! We will build a community garden with raised beds on a grassy lot on Beach 67th St., alongside Rockaway residents and NYC Transition movement activists.
Put your permaculture skills to use in “small space design” situations with Rockaway community members building back from Sandy devastation. Walls of the beds will be made of wooden boards donated by Build it Green, and burlap bags filled with wood chips. With this experience, the guidance we’ve received from expert permaculture designers, you’ll know how to create gardens on other urban sites anywhere with soil in need of remediation.
The Transition movement is a community organizing response to climate change, resource depletion and financial instability, with over 1,100 Transition groups in 44 countries and over 150 initiatives in the US. It brings neighbors together to assess the resilience of their communities and catalyze effective grassroots projects, using the Transition Neighborhood Field Guide process, targeted to the specific needs of NYC and other big urban communities. Visit www.transitionnyc.org and our Facebook page for updates. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer.
Photo Credit: The Transition Movement