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Meet Farmer Ted of the Stanton Street CSA

Posted April 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

The Stanton Street CSA is gearing up to bring another season of locally grown goodness to Lower East Siders. And, as in previous springs, Windflower Farm’s very own Farmer Ted will make the the four-hour trip from upstate to the M’Finda Kalunga Garden, to meet and greet with returning CSA members and potential new ones. […]

Proposed Subway ‘Ventilation Plant’ Could Demolish Section of M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Posted October 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

It was revealed last week that the MTA is in the early stages of planning a new subway ventilation plant that would take a bite out of M’Finda Kalunga Garden, an historic African American burial ground. Originally germinated as rumor, the now-confirmed plans were a complete surprise to the Sara D. Roosevelt Park community, which was […]

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‘Science Friday’ Radio Show Investigates How the Bowery Whole Foods and East Houston Reconstruction Project Affect Our Behavior

Posted October 19, 2015 at 5:18 am

In case you missed it, the Science Friday radio show produced an intriguing segment last week about the “power of the built environment to affect our bodies, brains, and behavior.” Cognitive neuroscientist Colin Ellard joined host Ira Flatow on a trip through the Lower East Side to determine how our hyperlocal streetscapes affect human physiology. […]

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M’Finda Kalunga Garden to Host Prison Art Pop-Up Show

Posted July 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

The confines of M’Finda Kalunga Garden is transforming into a pop-up gallery to display the works of local artists. In particular, formerly and currently incarcerated artists. Yup. Fury Young is spearheading the event;  he has literally sowed seeds there as a child, and is now planting further roots in the garden through local activism and art. From the mailbag: […]

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Mysterious Leaf Circles Surface at Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

A curious spectacle surfaced at Sara D. Roosevelt Park the other day. In the Pit between Broome and Delancey, crispy leaves were corralled into perfectly-shaped rings, beckoning the wind and children to have at it. But how did these urban crop circles come to be? Was it a meteorological or other type of natural phenomena? Were […]

Second Annual ‘Ladybug Release’ At M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Posted September 26, 2013 at 10:33 am

Luck be a ladybug this Sunday at M’Finda Kaluga Community Garden. Yep, this weekend the Critter Committee for the neighborhood garden is throwing a party to release these little red beetles into the New York City wild. Not only are they the least annoying insect going, but they also eat pesky aphids, keeping the city’s […]

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The Turtles of M’Finda Kalunga Garden [PHOTOS]

Posted August 15, 2013 at 6:12 am

Spotting any of the five turtles swimming inside M’Finda Kalunga Garden is akin to a bird shitting on you, seeing a double rainbow, or getting two yolks in one egg. It’s apparently good luck; at least in some circles. For weeks we’ve patiently waited for a glimpse of the newcomers and this past Saturday was […]

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M’Finda Kalunga Garden Welcomes Chickens

Posted May 29, 2013 at 10:14 am

With the future of the Children’s Magical Garden in limbo, time to double-down on other neighborhood garden gems like the M’Finda Kalunga in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. That oasis of greenery, always a spot of relaxation, just received its latest summertime denizens. More chickens! Earlier this week, the park volunteers stocked the permanent chicken coop […]

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Recap: “Adapting to Change” Lower East Side Cycling Tour

Last modified December 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm

In the immediate post-Sandy days, bicycles were the best means of transportation, and so it was appropriate that the Green Map System’s “Adapting to Change” tour of the Lower East Side, held this past Sunday, traveled by bike.

Turtle Pond and Lowline Maple Tree Arrive in M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Posted October 2, 2012 at 6:18 am

In mid-September, just as the weather took a turn for the crisp, shovels arrived and volunteers began digging a pit on the perimeter of M’Finda Kalunga Garden.

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