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.
LA CASITA VERDE STEERING COMMITTEE
Brooke Singer, President
Santiago Lopez, Vice President
Elizabeth Guzman, Community Outreach
Carlos Lerias, Secretary
Nelly Rosario, Treasurer