On Sunday, May 22nd, UAGC hosted Love Your sTREEt Day at the UAGC garden.
Ten garden interns joined partnership coordinator Dan Tainow to work alongside greening professionals from the West 80s Neighborhood Association, NYC Parks Tree Stewardship, NY Restoration Project, The Nature Conservancy LEAF interns, The NYC Compost Project, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Curb Allure, Department of Sanitation Sustainability, TreesNY, NYPD Explorers, as well as Lowe's Hardware, Insurgo Project, and our Council Member and State Assembly Members to inspire and facilitate neighbors taking care of and beautifying their street tree beds.
Four of the interns had the additional opportunity to train for and serve Irving Farm pour-over coffee and Jacob's Pickles biscuits to event participants.
The team gave out donated compost, mulch, tulip bulbs, flowers, curb your dog signs, and tree care tools. Then after some inspirational speeches, the participants were trained on what they can do for their trees and sent on their way to go green the neighborhood.
Over 200 people came through the garden, so it was a great opportunity for our students to get to know the community and show off their horticultural skills, and even though a few of our tomato plants were trampled, we definitely benefit overall from the community support and the leftover compost, mulch and flowers.