Super Storm Sandy Garden Recovery

 Super Storm Sandy garden recovery has brought us to 10 community gardens citywide thanks to private funding and corporate volunteer support. College Avenue Garden in the Bronx saw its patio and parts of he garden destroyed from fallen trees. With preventive pruning, new beds, a repaired patio and tons of donated plants leftover from our Annual Plant Sale, the garden is on the mend. Campost Garden in the Lower East Side saw two feet of flooding which washed away soil and garden beds, but now the garden is growing more than ever. Its verdant tall plants of squashes and tomatoes awe any visitor who enters. The new recycled plastic lumber lends more permanency and the fresh soil means the food is safe to eat.

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 EL SITIO: 

Before and After The 20,000 sq. ft. El Sitio Feliz in East Harlem suffered significant damage when a 60 ft. tree collapsed, destroying its raised beds and fence. Tree removal, fence repair, all new plastic lumber garden beds, picnic benches, trash containers, and more donated by Garnier restored this popular garden for the young people next door and the many families who grow food there.

before and after