Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden with its 550 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.
Brands and colleague Lynden Miller have served as garden consultants to the Fort Tryon Park Trust since 2009. Learn how they worked with the park's gardeners and the Olmsted Brother's original 1935 plant list to strengthen and rejuvenate the Heather Garden to make it a destination with horticultural interest in every season. Their Framework Plan also equipped the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks gardeners with information on how to best sustain the garden for future generations.
Have you ever worked on a farm? Want to learn how to care for plants? Come out to Harlem Grown to help us grow. Volunteer activities include farm maintenance tasks, such as watering, weeding, planting, or cleaning. Volunteers of all ages are welcome!
Harlem Grown is a non-profit organization that inspires youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and and education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. Visit harlemgrown.org or call (212) 870-0113 to learn more!