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Harlem Gardens Tour! This Saturday! August 26th! 10am-3pm!

  • Subject: [cg] Harlem Gardens Tour! This Saturday! August 26th! 10am-3pm!
  • From: adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 22:23:48 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: HAJA216@aol.com

August 6, 2006
For Immediate Release

URBAN GREEN, A Tour of Harlem Community Gardens

The NYC Community Garden Coalition and Harlem community gardeners will host
bUrban Green, A Tour of Harlem Community Gardens,b on Saturday,  August
26th, 2006, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.   Gardens included in the tour are as

10:00 AM: The P.S. 76 School Garden on West 120th  Street near Adam Clayton
                 Powell Blvd.
10:30 AM: The Five Star Garden, West 121st  Street btw. ACPowell & Frederick
                 Douglass Blvds.
11:00 AM: The Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden, West 122nd Street btw.
                 AC Powell & Frederick Douglass Blvds.
11:30 AM: Garden Eight, West 122nd Street near Frederick Douglass Blvd.
12:00 PM: The Clayton Williams Memorial Garden, West 126th Street near
                  Frederick Douglass Boulevard
12:30 PM: The William B. Washington Garden, West 126th near St. Nicholas
  1:15 PM: Harlem Rose Garden, 4 E. 129th Street near Fifth Ave.
  1:45 PM: 130th Street Block Association Garden, 130th btw. 5th and Madison
  2:30 PM: The Harris Garden, West 153rd Street near St Nicholas Avenue
Tourists will discover everything from welcoming  shade trees to tomatoes,
beans, corn and more unusual crops, such as Turkish eggplant and cotton,
growing in these urban oases.  There are grapevines, herbs & flowers of all
varieties, fruit trees, and solar-powered ponds which host a world of water
plants and water creatures.
Vistors are welcome to join the tour at any point along the way according to
Tour Coordinator Haja Worley, who emphasized that the gardeners bb&are
grassroots developers who have worked long and hard to improve and protect our
environment not only, but to keep our citybwhich recently ranked worst in
the nation for airborne pollutantsbfrom becoming a concrete desert.b

At 3:30 PM tourists are invited to a jazz concert in the Joseph Daniel Wilson
Community Garden on 122nd Street between AC Powell and Frederick Douglass
Blvds. with bKenny Butler and Friends, featuring Nat Jones.b  The concert
will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 PM.

For further information, please call 212. 662. 2878
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