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An Earthy Image: Drawing on the Energies of the Garden…

Join us for Drawing Classes taught by NYC artist Barbara Slitkin. Using all our senses we will glean the abundant energy that the garden provides.
Creativity will be encouraged as we tune in on the rhythms, fragrances, sights, and sounds sourced majestically from Creation herself. As your intuitive advisor, nature will inspire your creative projects. Practical tools and instructional games will be offered as a guide for your own expressive drawings.
“Barbara Slitkin is the blend of a skilled visual artist, a fun loving performer and dedicated mystic. She expresses herself in many ways but always comes from a centered and inspired vision. She has much to offer the world and is well on her way to doing that.” Dagen Julty
Saturdays at 11:00am
June 20 & 27, July 11, 18, & 25

(Rain date make-up classes will take place the following Sunday)

All classes are free and open to the public, space permitting. To register,
please contact skrem32@yahoo.com


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Four proposed plans of landscaping and reconstructions can be found on our projects page.


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Plants y Junk for Sale

Sat, May 9

noon to 6:00 pm

rain date Sun, May 10

sell your stuff ~ buy somebody else’s

formerly cherished items, recyclables, castoffs, rummage,

refuse, white elephants, trash, used treasures, y jumble

Welcome to the garden!

join us for tea ~ learn about membership

Dias y Flores Park y Community Garden

East 13th Street between A y B

required annual meeting Thurs, May 14, 6:30 pm, for members

plants y seedlings sale continues as supplies last

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Come to a horticulture workshop with expert John Ameroso, who will discuss
soft plant pruning, trimming, and thinning, propagation, and reseeding.

Saturday, September 13th @ 11:00am

This workshop will take place in Dias y Flores Community Garden,
Located at 520-522 East 13th Street, between Avenues A&B

John Ameroso has been working in the fields of horticulture and agricultural production since 1964. In 1976, he piloted the Urban Gardening Program with Cornell University Cooperative Extension, successfully setting the groundwork for Extension education in urban horticulture and food production for New York City. He is currently working with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s New Farmers New Markets Program which received the “Community and Rural Development Innovator Award” from Cornell University.

This workshop is sponsored by Dias y Flores Community Garden and is free to the public.

Dias Y Flores Community Garden 520-522 East 13th Street,
between Avenues A & B

Click here for a flyer for the Horticulture Workshop

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Drawing from Nature

Creative and practical art instruction will provide the beginner with the knowledge needed to confidently draw out their natural talent. A series of meditative and playful exercises will prime the pump and bring the beginner to a quicker understanding of subject.

Through the study of creative line, identifying shapes, and knowledge of value and textural relationships, the student will begin to compose confident drawings inspired by nature.

Drawing classes taught by New York City artist, Barbara Slitkin.

Saturdays at 11:00 am on: July 19, 26, August 2 & 9(Rain date make up classes will be the following Sunday)

This project is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

All classes are free and open to the public, space permitting.

To register for art classes please contact: skrem32@yahoo.com

Kung Fu

Dias Y Flores in conjunction with Sifu Hung Man Gong is offering eight free classes in Hung Fut Pai also known as Buddha Palm Style Kung Fu which is a type of Southern Shaolin Gung Fu.

No previous experience is necessary. Classes will not involve any full contact fighting. The concentration will be on breathing, movement, timing, and mental focus. Refresh your mind body and Spirit with us in one of the villages most beautiful community gardens.

Mondays & Thursdays at 6 pm on: July 21, 24, 28, 31, August 4, 7, 11, 18(Rain date classes will be on tagged on to the end of the run)

All classes are free and open to all age groups.

For further information and registration for Kung Fu please contact taoslider@gmail.com

…in the Garden

Dias Y Flores Community Garden

520-522 East 13th Street Bet. Avenues A and B

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Cornell Extension training day for their Urban Ecology and Garden Mosaic programs will be this coming Monday June 16. It will run from 9am-4pm, at the Campos Community Center with a couple of those hours to be spent in the garden (2-4), lunch will be provided as will some class material. There is a $25 fee which Dias y Flores will cover for those interested in taking the class and helping out with the program (with the Campos Summer School students) in the garden this summer.
Please contact Leslie Ross at ross.bassoon@verizon.net by Wednesday night if you would be interested in participating as Cornell would like a list of participants by Thursday morning, or if you have any questions.
Here are two links that can give you much more information on the extent of the Cornell programs http://nyc.cce.cornell.edu/environment/ and the more specific garden program http://www.gardenmosaics.cornell.edu/.

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For those you can make it out to Brooklyn this weekend:

Come follow Master Gardener
Mary Garsia around the garden and
see which you keep, which you pull,
and which you take home for dinner!

Sunday, August 19
10am–Noon (weather permitting)

Warren St. Marks Community Garden in Brooklyn, NY

Enter on Warren Street or St. Marks
between 4th and 5th Avenues

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Just got this via the les-gardens group.

Happy summer to all.
You are invited to attend the next NYCCGC Gardeners’ meeting on Thursday, 28
June 2007 at 6:30PM at the Pacific Street Brooklyn Bear’s Garden

(notice change of venue – so all of you Brooklynites, please come!;-)

Corner of Flatbush Avenue & Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY
Metro: 2,3,4,5,B,Q trains to Atlantic Avenue Station, D,M,N,R to Pacific Street Station
Car: Manhattan Bridge becomes Flatbush on the Brooklyn side. Proceed directly to Pacific Street.
Potluck BBQ. Bring food or drink to share.
Call (212) 926-8648 or (212) 662-2878 or
nyccgci@yahoo.com if you have questions.
AGENDA FOR MEETING: Thursday 28 June 2007:
Gardeners Forum update
Committee Reports
Garden/bike tours
Office of Community Gardens
Neighborhood Coalition Updates
Agenda for NYCCGC Fall 2007
– Push to State/Local Politicians for State Legislation
– Web site and member database development
– Fundraising goals
Old business / New business (open discussion)

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The Lower East Side Ecology Center is hosting two great upcoming events:

First is an Indoor Worm Compost Workshop this Thursday at
6th Street & Avenue B Garden (on the corner)
Thursday, June 14th, 7pm to 9 pm

Come find out how to make compost indoors as you enjoy this vibrant community garden in the Lower East Side! You will learn how to set up and maintain a worm-bin during this hands-on workshop and will be able to purchase a Worm Condo for the subsidized prize of $10 to turn kitchen scraps into valuable compost.

The workshop is free, but you need to RSVP by calling the Rotline at 212.477.3155 or e-mail info@lesecologycenter.org

Second is a three day e-waste collection drive in Manhattan!

Saturday, June 16th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, June 18th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

North side of 23rd St, just west of 6th Ave
Take the F/V to 23rd Street, Manhattan
We would like to thank Tekserve for sponsoring this event

See our FAQ page to learn more about what to bring…

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A great new resource for community gardens has been started via Google Groups. Gardens of the Lower East Side has a running list of all community gardens located within Community Board 3 in Manhattan, providing address and website information. In addition, they provide a link to the map of the community gardens made up by the Council on the Environment of New York City.

Join the group and become part of the wonderful gardening and parks community of the LES and East Village.

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