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Grow More Vegetables

Grow More Vegetables


Get great tips from the Queens Botanical Garden on how to Grow More Vegetables Grow More Vegetables Citywide The Grow More Vegetables Citywide Certificate Series is a free edible gardening course designed to teach the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. This course, offered to those who will pass … Continue reading

Going will be easier at Little Bay Park

Going will be easier at Little Bay Park


Parks plans to replace Porta Potties at Little Bay Park Photo by Christina Santucci Canoes embark on their journey from Little Neck Bay in northeast Queens, where portable toilets remain the only options for relief. By Phil Corso Residents of northeast Queens took some comfort in hearing that one long-awaited project at Little Bay Park … Continue reading

Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow


After a heavy rainshower, Mother Nature graced us with a spectacular double rainbow. First time I’ve every seen one in my entire life, so I feel very fortunate. Anyone every see a triple rainbow? Is there such a thing?

APEC Annual event

APEC Annual event


SPECIAL EVENT AT APEC ThursdayJune 14 Sustainability and YOU: Meet and Greet with the Big Green Bus What do worm composting, solar panels, bamboo countertops, and an engine that runs on waste vegetable oil have in common? You can find all of these wonderful things at Alley Pond Environmental Center on June 14th! Join APEC … Continue reading

World Environment Day at Alley Pond Environmental Center

World Environment Day at Alley Pond Environmental Center


APEC joins with the United Nations Environmental Program and other local organizations to celebrate World Environment Day. The theme this year is Green Economy: Does it include you? Hands on demonstrations, exhibits from representatives from the UNA/USA Queens Chapter, The Energy Project, Grow NYC, Build It Green NYC, The Queens Kickshaw, Coffee Labs Roasters Inc., … Continue reading

GrowNYC’s Grow Truck program

GrowNYC’s Grow Truck program


                  GrowNYC’s Grow Truck program traverses all five boroughs to lend and deliver garden tools, plants, and horticultural advice to community greening efforts.  Schools, community gardens, block associations, and any new garden efforts are eligible to borrow tools.  The Grow Truck loans out both specialized and common manual … Continue reading