Rego Park Green Alliance Members Selected For Volunteer Commercial

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Edible Queens Green Wall

With the help of a grant, the green wall pilot program is being extended. We will continue to work with schools, artists, universities, the community, and local businesses to create more green walls.

If you would like to help us continue this program by hosting a wall for a couple of months or making a donation please don't hesitate to contact Yvonne Shortt.

Thank You,

Friday, January 8, 2010

Yvonne Shortt Discusses Edible Queens Green Walls & Community Involvement at Bamboomoves

RPGA Volunteers,

The Green Wall Pilot program was a great success. It demonstrated the power of sustainability, art, community involvement, and education. With the help of community volunteers, public and private schools, involved parents, and a community oriented yoga studio we created a wall that grows chives, oregano, and a variety of mint.

Bamboomoves, a local yoga studio hosting our first green wall, has invited me to speak at their celebration tonight Saturday, January 9th. If you are available please stop by. There will be a raffle, dancers, and a sword performance.

They are located in Forest Hills near the E/F train on Queens BLVD
107-40 Queens BLVD suite 206

For more information go here

On another note, RPGA received a grant to extend our green wall project and helped secure a grant for P.S. 139 to continue the transformation of their schoolyard..

Schedule Tonight:
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Camille and Jerry Devore
6:30 pm - 6:40 pm Kaity and Sue Introductions and 1st Raffle
(Kaity to Introduce Yvonne Shortt)
6:40 pm - 7:00 pm Yvonne Shortt- Rego Park Green Alliance
7:03 pm - 7:08 pm - Twilight Dancers
7:10 pm - 7:20 pm - Sherry Zhang - Sword Performance
7:22 pm - 7:32 pm - Francy
7:32 pm - 7:37 pm -Twilight Dancers
7:37 pm - 7:45 pm - Grand Prize Raffle, and final closing comments
7:45 pm - 9ish pm - Band, Camille & Jerry Devore

Thank You.
Yvonne Shortt
Rego Park Green Alliance Co-Founder

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Queens Economic Development Leaderhip Council

The Rego Park Green Alliance is now on the Queens Economic Development Leadership Council. Our first meeting is January 14th

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Please make checks payable to Open Space Institute. In the memo section please put care of Rego Park Green Alliance. Checks may be mailed to:

Open Space Institute
c/o Rego Park Green Alliance
1350 Broadway • Room 201
New York, New York 10018

Rego Park Green Alliance is fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute, Inc., as part of their Citizen Action Program. OSI is a nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions should be made payable to “Open Space Institute, Inc. / [Rego Pak Green Alliance]” and are tax deductable to the extent permitted by law.

Open Space Institute

RPGA has found a fiscal sponsor- Open Space Institute (Citizen Action Program) . A fiscal sponsor acts to provide oversight and the ability to act as a non profit or 501(c)3. They will accept all payments and donations and provide the necessary filing to outside organizations. This oversight will allow us to obtain more donations and grants. Thank you Open Space Institute and everyone who helped fill out the paperwork to make this happen. We look forward to continuing our beautification, edible lawn, green wall, and educational programs in 2010.

Happy New Year
Rego Park Green Alliance Team