On Sunday May 27 and Monday May 28 (Memorial Day), three amazing artists will be painting two murals at La Casita Verde. Come by and check out the fun. Stay in the garden and get your hands dirty. Also share some food with us on Monday. The sketch for the murals is below. And below that is former work by one of the artists -- ah-mazing!
The garden officially opens on May 5, 2018! We will be open on Saturdays & Sundays from 12-5pm again, like last year. Right off the bat we are installing a rainwater irrigation system and painting two murals this spring. We are already seed starting in our new greenhouse. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more regular updates and pics!
Summer is winding down, but we are just heating up at La Casita Verde. We are excited to announce our Fall 2017 Event series! See the listing below and here is a poster with all the details. Special thanks to Kiwi Energy for their support of this programming.
>>September 9th 7:30- 9 pm (Rain date 9/10)
THE CITY AFTER CLIMATE CHANGE
Vanessa Keith, a New York-based architect from Jamaica and principal of StudioTEKA will discuss her book 2100: A Dystopian Utopia — The City After Climate Change. The book visualizes possible design solutions to suggest the profound adaptability and possibilities of the design field to meet environmental challenges in the future.
>>September 30 1-3 pm (Rain date 10/1)
OUR PUBLIC WATER: TUNNELS AND TANKS
New York City’s water system contains miles of impressive infrastructure— vast reservoirs, giant underground water tunnels, and miles of pipes. Artist Lize Mogel will talk about how the rural Catskills and urban South Williamsburg are physically and politically connected by water, and lead participants in making a "human diagram" of the water system. Afterwards, garden members will demonstrate La Casita Verde's new rainwater catchment system.
>>October 14th 5-9 pm (Rain date 10/15)
MUSIC FOR PLANTS
In 2007 artist Peter Coffin inspired a collection of New York artists and musicians to make music for the pleasure and benefit of plants. On October 14th, two of the artist groups from the collection will perform live: Geographies are Spreading and LoVid. Music For Plants compact discs will be on sale to benefit the garden.
>>October 28th 1-3pm (Rain date 10/29)
MACRAMÉ PLANT HOLDERS & MEDICINAL PLANTS
Members of La Casita Verde will instruct participants on how to make a macramé plant holder. Participants can either leave their plant holders to help build La Casita Verde's new medicinal, vertical garden or bring one home. Medicinal plants in the garden will be identified and health benefits explained while the group works.
La Casita Verde is on the New York City Marathon route – we are mile 10! Come celebrate the end of the season and cheer the runners from the garden with our special guest, the Silver Sirens. The Silver Sirens is a cheerleading squad made up of senior citizens that champion health- care issues in public performances. Laura Nova is the artistic director and coach of the squad based out of the Lower East Side.
All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Brooke Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The garden is bursting with color. And there is a lot of amazing compost ready to go.