We have some great news. TD Bank will be presenting us with a small check to continue our great efforts in the community. TD Bank will also be hosting a grand opening event in our neighborhood Saturday, February 13. If you are available please stop by for their grand opening at 62nd and Queens Boulevard. There will be games, dance, & food.
We will be looking to start work on our second green wall in the community this month. We have also started building a relationship with the Shield Institute, a non profit that works with developmentally disabled youth/adults. It is our hope to add them to the list of groups that grows herbs/flowers for our wall. As many of you know for our first green wall launch we worked with P.S. 139, P.S. 174, and Yale University to grow edible herbs for the community. If you can help grow marigolds or other flowers please let us know. Remember, at the end of the day our project is judged as being a success not by how many flowers are standing but by how many people were involved in the effort.
P.S. 139 schoolyard design, garden, and mural
Our Co-Founder, Yvonne Shortt, secured a 5,000 grant to continue beautifying and energizing the schoolyard at P.S. 139. It is our hope that they will put a lovely mural and garden at the school entrance to make it look more warm and inviting when the students enter the school, It also out hope to see a lovel stenciled playground. Go P.S. 139!
Real Good Mural Cleanup
In April/May we are also hoping to cleanup the Real Good mural. Our cleanup will include cleaning under the overpass and touching up the mural as well as replanting in the containers.
Green For Queens Earth Day Fair (April 25th, 1-4)
In April we will also be involved with the Green For Queens Earth Day Fair. We will have a table illustrating Sustainable Art and Green Walls. If you would like to help at the event please email us. The event will take place at the Central Queens Y (67-09 108th Street).
Our Saviour Garden Project.
We will keep you updated on when Phase 2 will start.
Thank you all for your help making our organization a success. It is because of all of your volunteer efforts that we are making a difference in our community.
Rego Park Green Alliance Team