Andrea F

Day 41: The Liz Christy Community Garden

In NYC, NYC for free, NYC Gardens, things to do in NYC on July 11, 2009 at 11:47 pm

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Ever out shopping on crowded city streets, pass a flourishing garden and wish you could escape inside it for a moment? Chances are you can, as many are community gardens, tended to by volunteers and open to the public. On the bustling downtown corner of Bowery and Houston lies the city’s first—the Liz Christy Community Garden. Founded in 1973 by resident Liz Christy and a group of gardening activists, the garden has acted as a sanctuary of flora and fauna for decades. With plant species ranging from fruit trees and herbs to vegetables and flowers, and animals native to NYC green spaces such as birds and squirrels, the garden is like a world unto itself. Wander in for a quiet stroll along the winding path, maybe even stop and take a seat. Breathe in the garden air and listen as the birds chirp sweet songs, surely welcoming you to the community. 

http://www.lizchristygarden.org/

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