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{Disarmed} Healing Gardens on NYC

  • Subject: [cg] {Disarmed} Healing Gardens on NYC
  • From: "Betsy Johnson" betsy@bgjohnson.com
  • Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 12:45:41 -0400



Leslie J. Yerman Communications


May 16, 2006


Dear Friend:

I hope you can join us on June 6 at 7:30 p.m. for the Makor screening of The
Healing Gardens of New York. The film looks at lives and communities
transformed by urban gardens that were created in response to crime, neglect
and poverty - making it clear that in New York, the best gardens reach out.

The screening will be followed with a panel including director Alexandra
Isles; James Jiler, Director of the GreenHouse Project at Rikers Island;
Sonny Watson, long-time member, Taqwa Community Farm; and Gwenn Fried,
horticulture therapist at Rusk Institute and Project Find.

Planting seeds, Changing Lives

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"The Healing Gardens of New York captures the one universal truth all
community gardens share - and that is the power to make life better for
those who toil in them." --Zazel Loven, Senior Editor, Organic Gardening

The film visits a variety of gardens - ranging from a small asphalt triangle
in Times Square to a spacious field on Rikers Island - and the remarkable
people who tend them.

Some highlights:

*	At Taqwa Community Farm in the Bronx, a man who was "lost and
without direction" sees a seed he planted sprout and become a tomato,
changing his life. He now runs a mentoring program for local youth.

*	The Conservatory Garden has become a source of pride for the East
Harlem community. When it was first restored, its designer was warned that
the neighbors would destroy the garden's plants.

*	On Rikers Island, inmates - whose lives have been a struggle - find
redemption making things grow thanks to the GreenHouse Project.

Makor: 35 West 67th Street

Tickets: $15

For more information or to order tickets: Call 212-601-1000 or visit

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Hope to see you there!


Leslie J. Yerman Communications


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