NYPR's Plan to be More Green
Founded by Bette Midler, singer and actress, the New York Restoration Project provides 100’s of community gardens and green spaces to residents throughout New York City. The organization has planted over 1 million trees and has helped gardening be accessible to urban residents.
Using Clean, Safe Organic Soil in Community Gardens
Ecoscraps is a proud supporter of the New York Restoration Project and since 2011 we have donated pallets of organic soil and plant foods to hundreds of community gardens. This has lead to over 45 tons of food waste to be successfully recycled. NYRP hopes that as community gardens become more available, residents will become more self sufficient by growing a portion of their own food.
Top 3 Community Programs Coordinated by NYPR
#1 - Public Vertical Herb Gardens
The New York Restoration project partnered with 1Hotel located near central park to create vertical herb gardens with ecoscraps organic soil. The community is welcome to pick the herbs as they please!
#2 - Free Activities in Green Spaces
New York Restoration Project sponsors free public programs offered in community gardens and green spaces throughout the city. These programs include yoga, movie nights, concerts, plays and other workshops.
#3 - Free Educational Programs
The organization offers free hands-on environmental education programs for elementary school students. These programs range from identifying fish and micro organisms in the Harlem river to understanding the basics of gardening.
It has been great working with the New York Restoration Project and we look forward to supporting their community gardens and initiatives throughout New York City! Check out NYRP’s website to learn more about what they are doing www.nyrp.org/.