Earth Day Dawns On Beach 96th Street
“I don’t care what, I said, we’re going!” said Karen Timmons of Middle Village, who, along with husband , Edward, came to plant and spruce up, after seeing a flyer at a neighborhood Starbuck’s.
“You donate,” she said, “you give money, you give clothes. But to get to come down and actually help, it’s phenomenal.”
Smallwater organizers described the Earth Day in Rockaway as “an afternoon celebrating community and urban environmentalism” to help “install the 96th Street Community Garden” and “interact with sustainable companies and organizations… offering educational and interactive presentations on …all things green and good.”
Later visitors young and old enjoyed food, music and even getting their hands dirty at an urban farming table.
They also had the chance to talk with ‘green’ organizations about everything from coastal protection to chemical free gardening, and even, for a suggested donation, come away with a 100 percent organic red rebuild Rockaway t-shirt.
Scheduled participants included Tiny Empire, Build It Green, Kind Snacks, Good Water Farms, Patagonia, Loomstate, Waves For Water, The Surfrider, Love Seed Bombs, Veggie Island, Goldies Natural Beauty, Planet Natural, Rockaway Plate Lunch Truck, Cow Pots and others.