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Bees, Butterflies & Worms

Our community gardening this season is made possible in part with funding provided by Citizens Committee for New York City. Elizabeth Street Garden has been awarded a Neighborhood Grant to support Bees, Butterflies & Worms, our neighborhood-led initiative to educate children and adults about eco-gardening, habitat creation, urban wildlife and sustainable stewardship. We also seek to engage our larger community in the ongoing effort to beautify and maintain the Garden as a vital urban green space and valuable neighborhood resource.

BB&W, which began in late May, culminates in October with our second annual Harvest Festival. Focused on restoring existing planting beds and creating new ones, our initiative is supplemented with weekly hands-on gardening opportunities for children and adults. Garden volunteers and expert practitioners lead a series of workshops, scheduled throughout the growing season in four phases: Soil Food Web, Edible Gardens, Cool Bugs and Garden Harvest.

We are also working with P.S. 1, City-As-School public high school and other educational organizations to engage New York City students with the Garden.

If you or your local community organization would like to volunteer this season, please email volunteer@elizabethstreetgarden.org.