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Car Free NYC: Earth Day Parkway Permablitz
April 22, 2017
Garment District Plaza: 37th to 36th streets
Permaculture Parkway, Josh Sarantitis
Permablitz Greening the Streets: This Earth Day, Parkways will activate and beautify New York City’s hardscapes for the public good with a participatory planting of a pop-up parklet on Broadway. Participants will learn techniques for growing food and other multi-purpose plants in urban areas, using raised beds, including materials selection, proper planting techniques, spacing, watering and natural fertilizers. Learn how to set up self-irrigating beds by using ollas, a traditional watering system that uses unglazed clay pots to irrigate plant roots instead of watering the surface of the planter. This technique saves water and helps plants establish healthy root systems. Parkways ethically sources the best materials for their parks including local, natural and recycled materials. Each of our self-irrigating garden beds contain a custom organic soil and compost blend & plants that are selected for climate, beauty and ecosystem function. Workshop held from 12 pm to 3 pm.