Community Gardens of the East Village - a book about community gardens

COMMUNITY GARDENS OF THE EAST VILLAGE tells the story of the community gardening movement in the East Village/Loisada neighborhood of New York City and is a guide to 39 gardens in this area of lower Manhattan, some of them among the oldest in New York City.
LEARN ABOUT this historic neighborhood and the community gardening movement that developed out of the urban decay and destruction of the 1970s and 1980s.

GET TO KNOW the gardens through photographs, descriptions and histories of individual gardens.

MEET the gardeners who speak eloquently,at times, amusingly about community gardening; what the neighborhood was like in the 70’s and 80’s and the hard work that went into creating the gardens; what it’s like working in a group; adventures and misadventures with plants and creatures in the garden; the importance of the gardens as a community resource; and the uneasy, sometimes contentious, relationship between the gardens and the City of New York.


BOOK SIZE: 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches