Monday, June 28, 2010

Volunteers Build Greenhouse in East New York

Almost 50 volunteers gathered in East New York on Saturday to build a Greenhouse on a recently acquired lot behind Euclid 500 Garden. The participants assembled planters with fruits, vegetable and herbs — which will be donated to a local food bank — and also built picnic tables and painted a mural. The project was sponsored by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, a foundation whose mission is to increase access and opportunity for all New Yorkers. The project was held just two days before the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, which is going on in Manhattan today through June 30. 

Photos by Lauren Farmer