Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Host A Green Wall Series
The Rego Park Green Alliance will be hosting four green walls in various commercial/school locations over the next couple of months. The walls are 2’ X 4’ and will contain mints,basil, choi, oregano, lettuce, and several other herbs and vegetables. We will also be hosting a residential wall for homes.
Our first wall will be hosted by Bamboo Moves ( http://www.bamboomovesnyc.com/index.php/forest-hills) . A fabulous yoga studio with great people and a lovely ambiance. They serve Rego Park, Kew Gardens, and Forest Hills.
Teach people why green walls are great for the environment and our health. Inspire youth to be catalysts of change
Get the community involved
We need people to host a plant( Rego Park Green Alliance will provide the plant) for three weeks providing it with love, care, and water. After you return the plant we will put it in a panel that will be mounted on a green wall and delivered to Bamboo Moves for three months.
We also need an artist to paint/design the green wall which is currently a cedar wood. Perhaps it could be painted green with lovely leaves. Just an idea. Please see wall image4 included below.
People to communicate via email and perhaps a meeting or two to discuss other potential host sites for a green wall.
We also have a 1X1 green wall unit that we would like to host in homes for one month. The host site will have to have some light. Each green wall will also include a journal in which we hope you will enter 1 or two recipes in which you use herbs from the green wall. The unit only needs two screws to be mounted to a wall. I have included a picture of one unit hosted in my home – image 2. We have used the herbs from our wall to create tea and a lovely pasta sauce.
This is an incredible project and we hope you will join us on this incredible adventure.
For additional questions please contact Yvonne at 917 597 3089.