Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park: A Verdant, Blooming, Organic Garden of Flowers, Fruit, Herbs & Vegetables in NYC

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There is a lot of work involved in making A Living Library & Think Park bloom – planting seeds, weeding, mulching, composting, staking, watering. But the efforts are worthy when flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables are ready to harvest. Nature rewards us with her bountiful magic that also helps us address issues of climate change and urban revitalization. As summer passes, please enjoy some pictures of the lush, gorgeous and ecological, Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park Gardens.

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RI Living Library & Think Park – China enjoying a little green paradise that also revitalizes the urban environment

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Pushpanjali looking at the outdoor garden classroom in the RI Living Library & Think Park

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Anthony visiting the RI Living Library & Think Park

In Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park

Sayuri enjoying the Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park Gardens

Roosevelt Island children observing the lush plantings in RI Living Library & Think Park Gardens

Roosevelt Island children learning about ecology and the environment while observing the lush plantings in the RI Living Library & Think Park Gardens

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China in her orange shirt is a flower unfolding as part of the Human Garden in the ecological Living Library environment.

Sunflowers brighten our days and Gardens too - RI Livig Library & Think Park

Sunflowers and Roses add bright colors to our Living Library & Think Park Gardens !

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Beautiful orange, yellow, white and red Zinnias welcome you in the RI Living Library & Think Park and are great pollinators.

Pumpkin in RI Living Library & Think Park

That little yellow Pumpkin will soon become large before Halloween !

Tomatoes in RI Living Library & Think Park

Tomatoes are still ripening.

Cucumbers in RI Living Library & Think Park

Fresh Cucumbers to go with Tomatoes and Cheese in a Sandwich.

Can you spot okra?

Can you spot Okra?

Beans in RI Living Library & Think Park

Fresh Beans raw or stir-fried taste delicious and are healthy too !

There is a tiny Pepper growing!

Radish in RI Living Library & Think Park

This Radish looks gorgeous!

China Bushell, A Living Library

A.L.L. instructor China Bushell at work and play!

Bonnie Ora in RI Living Library & Think Park

Bonnie Ora in the RI Living Library & Think Park, supports environmental education, urban agriculture and sustainable, ecological development to help revitalize communities – locally and globally.

After working in the Living Library Gardens, it is time to catch up and enjoy a celebratory drink ! See below from left: Bonnie Ora Sherk, Anna Tang, China Bushell, Pushpanjali Roy, Sherie Helstein, and Lydia Tang at Nisi, Roosevelt Island. Missing from this picture but sitting nearby, is our friend and colleague, Wendy Hersh, President of the RI Disabled Association.

The Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park is a great example of multi-cultural and multi-generational community engagement and participation. Stay tuned for more updates !

A.L.L. smiles after work!

A.L.L. smiles after work and play at Nisi on Roosevelt Island in NYC.

 

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