Ladybug Release in M’Finda Garden
Jenifer did it again!
Jenifer did it again!
Deutsche Bank volunteers, Citizen’s Committee staff, and Garden members planted, watered, and mulched trees for the empty tree pits in the park, weeded the park side areas, completely revamped the chicken coop flooring with fresh dirt and hay, dug out trenches behind the compost piles, picked up trash, moved tons of manure, mulch and dirt into the front scent garden for the blind, oiled sheers and other equipment AND had time to eat pizza and enjoy the beautiful day.
These crews worked hard and didn’t leave until the job was finished (shout out to the chicken crew, and the wheelbarrow brigade bringing manure and dirt to the gardens and the compost pile folks!)
...There is no clearly defined process for achieving consensus on design and reaching the ‘pencils down’ moment,” the report said, “nor serious ramifications for not sticking to scope, budget or timeline…”
The study was commissioned by New Yorkers for Parks and prepared by Public Works Partners.
“…Taken as a whole, they call for significant changes to the culture of capital project management within the agency.” – NYforParks study.
Since 1998 this community has worked for the return of the Stanton Street Park Building to its original use as a community center. We’ve been asked to be the park that stores equipment for all of Manhattan parks, houses the alarm system for all five boroughs and another building used for Parks Dept. engineering staff. This means that 3 out of the 4 buildings in this park are not available for this neighborhood. None of this makes sense for a park that serves a community badly in need of green space and with rising costs for space for organizations serving low income neighbors. The Parks Department usage brings cars and trucks parking in the park itself and now a large cargo container- taking up yet more park space.
There was money awarded by our Council Member, and money in the pipeline possible from our Borough President to put bathrooms into the Stanton building for public use. The costs keep rising as we wait.
Thankfully, our new Commissioner Silver said that he too is concerned about the lengthy waits “…the issue [is] a priority for his first 100 days as parks chief, Mr. Silver said he was meeting with his staff to address the problem and would issue recommendations by late summer…” – New York Times.
M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden once again hosts its annual Juneteenth celebration! This year we will dedicate the Elizabeth Hubbard Memorial Garden to honor our beloved Garden mentor (and founding Sara Roosevelt Coalition member).
Community Board Chair Gigi Li will do the honors. Bob Humber and Kim Fong will accept the plaque. Music, poetry, and dance will ensue!
Come and check it out.
We are sad to see Annie go but thrilled that she is following her dreams. Good luck in Kaua’i!
Annie was our President for the astonishing renovation of the Sara Roosevelt Park at Hester Street. The IS 131 children’s tiles you see on the sides of the Playground are there because of her generosity, determination, diplomacy and artistic sensibilities.
We look forward to working with Dylan, her very able partner in HSC’s efforts these many years.
Should you have any questions regarding the event, or would not like to pay via credit card, please contact Douglas Lim at email@example.com or 212-979-8988.
A very happy birthday to the beloved Bob Humber of M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden and the Coordinator of the Elizabeth Hubbard Memorial Garden!!