SoIl food web in South Williamsburg

La Casita Verde is an urban “green esquina” for the public to learn about and participate in the soil food web

 

 

 

La Casita Verde is a GreenThumb & NYC Parks community garden and living lab established in November 2013. The founding members came together to transform a 40+ year derelict lot into a space for people in the community and beyond to participate in the soil food web (or the interconnected system that sustains our body and environment!). Members and visitors learn how to make fertile soil, grow healthy food and use the values of permaculture — all through the union of community, art, science and fun.

La Casita Verde has received generous support from: Patagonia, City Parks Foundation, Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, Citizens Committee for New York City, NYC Compost Project at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Ecological Landscape Management, City of New York Department of Sanitation, Kiwi Energy, GrowNYC and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center.

 

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LA CASITA VERDE STEERING COMMITTEE

Photo (from l to r): Santiago Lopez, Brooke Singer, Stefani Bardin, Elizabeth Guzman and Nancy Kohn (former director of Greenthumb) in 2014.

Photo (from l to r): Santiago Lopez, Brooke Singer, Stefani Bardin, Elizabeth Guzman and Nancy Kohn (former director of Greenthumb) in 2014.

The Steering Committee in 2019 is: Lisa Bloodgood, Elizabeth Guzman, Carlos Lerias, Nghi Nguyen, Nelly Rosario and Brooke Singer. We do not have fixed positions but rather have implemented rotating roles starting with Season 2019. To contact the Steering Committee, please email info@lacasitaverde.nyc.