Check out these awesome ladies tabling at yesterday’s Loisaida Festival. If you missed us there, no worries! We’ll be opening our doors to the public in about a month and a half.
Archive for May 28, 2012
Construction is underway at the museum. Things are coming together as planned but we need all the financial assistance we can get to expedite the process. We haven’t reached our fundraising goal and we would like to remind you that any and all amounts are welcome and will be received as a donation. Simply click the link below to donate!
Remember, individuals can give $30 and also automatically become members! Check our membership page under the “Support Us” tab for more information.
Local superstar JK Canepa has sent out this bulletin & request about an upcoming event she’s organizing at El Jardin del Paraiso…
Hello friends -
Songs from the Treehouse
Dana Lyons, Roderick Romero, Jonny Dubowsky and Pastrami singing and performing from the lush willow tree in the heart of the EV
Where: El Jardin del Paraiso, running from East 4th to East 5th Streets between Avenues C and D, Manhattan
When: Tuesday, June 5, 7-9 p.m.
(Take the F to 2nd Avenue, the R to East 8th Street, or the 6 to Astor Place and make your way east)
The concert is free, by donation, but since we’re aiming for $450 we would like to know that we can cover the costs of this rare and special event. And if it’s successful we’re thinking to offer more music from our treehouse.
So, as does Kickstarter, we’re offering some tempting rewards – donate via Paypal to email@example.com or you can send a check to me (JK Canepa, 716 East 11th St, NYC 10009) or just let me know that you’re coming and what you can offer, and I’ll make sure you get your gift.
Personalized tour of the community gardens of the Far East Village with JK Canepa,
Free yoga class with Pastrami known as Ananda Bhairava in the Sixth Street Community Center, Wednesday nights 7-9 p.m.
Bag of bokashi, a ready-to-use activated microorganism medium for fermenting compost so that it’s less odorous and more nutritious, or as a foliage feeder. Comes with personal instructions.
For $20 or more:
Any combination of the above
We’re bringing Dana Lyons, troubadour of the forest movement, to NYC. He’s the author of the anthem “A Drop of Water” as well as “Cows With Guns”, “Ride the Lawn”, “The Tree”, “I Am An Animal”, “We’re All Dead Ducks”, “Willie Says”, and other songs poignant, heartbreaking, and often very funny – and they make you want to move.
Dana has worked with Jane Goodall and John Seed to protect rainforests and chimpanzees; his songs have inspired the Washington State Legislature to demolish a dam across a mighty river. Dana’s a world traveler and he’s coming our way, and we want to be able to bring him to our beautiful, wild little green part of the big city.
Playing from the lovely nest cradling our old weeping willow, as well, are our own rockstars and fellow gardeners Roderick Romero (of Sky Cries Mary) and Jonny Dubowsky, and local legend, musician, performer, raconteur and yogi Pastrami! A side note – Roderick designed and built this treehouse, as well as others around the world. And Jonny is a biodynamic permaculturist with a project called Rock ‘n Renew, located both here and in Hawaii.
Thanks to the generosity of the Sixth Street Community Center, in case of rain they are offering us heir historic and beautiful place, previously a synagogue, just around the corner from the garden, 638 East 6th Street between Avenues B and C.
I’m a member of this anarchic park and garden so ethnically and biologically diverse, with wetlands, native berries, and vegetable plots complete with Puerto Rican chickens, and a gate that’s open to the public more than any other garden. Also a yoga student of Ananda B, a Time’s Up rider, and a Lower East Side denizen for longer than you can imagine. I co-founded the New York Climate Action Group which was involved in getting net metering passed by the NY State Legislature and we are happy to boast that we have gotten the city to move away from its massive consumption of tropical timber. I love my bike, my cats, my friends, this city, this ever-changing and yet always soulful neighborhood, the trees, the drummers in Tompkins Square Park, the Great Wild Creation that we all are, and avocados.
Getting the space ready for you! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Xoxo.
It’s finally all happening! Construction started in the storefront on Monday this week. The crew opened a hole in the floor for a staircase and began building walls in the basement. We’re now planning the basement’s lighting and discussing possibilities for a small film viewing room. On that note, has anybody ever seen this great flick? http://vimeo.com/
So many things are happening every day. We are getting keys to gardens, speaking with local photographers about printing their incredible pictures, getting closer to making our mosaic storefront sign… please give us a shout at email@example.com to learn more updates and find out how you can get involved in helping to launch this amazing project. And for all you prospective visitors, we should be open and running regular tours in about a month and a half!
Here’s some cool video of MoRUS and Time’s Up! volunteers helping out at La Plaza Cultural community garden today:
We have another volunteer garden clean up this Saturday late morning/afternoon at La Plaza Cultural community garden on 9th St. at Avenue C. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information or just show up ready to help!