5 episodes

Lots to Grow is a deep dive into New York City's community gardens, unique open spaces created and maintained by neighborhood volunteers. As NYC grows and develops, how are gardens and their caretakers adapting to the new challenges that come from neighborhood change? Through interviews with more than 35 individuals, New Yorkers for Parks catalogues the history of gardens, their present day functions, and how they are dealing with issues ranging from cultural clashes to losses of land to their complicated and sometimes temporary status.

Lots to Grow New Yorkers for Parks

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Lots to Grow is a deep dive into New York City's community gardens, unique open spaces created and maintained by neighborhood volunteers. As NYC grows and develops, how are gardens and their caretakers adapting to the new challenges that come from neighborhood change? Through interviews with more than 35 individuals, New Yorkers for Parks catalogues the history of gardens, their present day functions, and how they are dealing with issues ranging from cultural clashes to losses of land to their complicated and sometimes temporary status.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Guayanesa1! ,

Love it!!

I always wonder why are those pieces of land between buildings in NY? Who is taking care of them? Can we go inside and enjoy peace and quiet time?
Thank to this podcast and understand and learn a lot!! Congratulation!

Episode 4th and last was awesome!!! Very well documented, lots of information!
Thank you very much Jessica Saab

OriginialLilith ,

Community Gardens - Voluntarily Maintained Open Spaces

This is a deep dive into community gardens in NYC. The intersectionality of this podcast is easily and clearly communicated, while being supplemented by raw interviews with New Yorkers who voluntarily maintain these open spaces. Because the podcast is matter-of-fact and has a great soundtrack in the background, each topic is highlighted and has clear transitions. Really glad to see NY4P do something educational and hip.

DaveIsaac ,

Amazing

Something every New Yorker must listen to. Week by week we are transported to the roots of our community, the one that characterizes us as a giving community. Lots to grow encompasses moments in time where at our worst times we planted and saw fruit. Though more work is yet to be done, awareness is a step forward for a greener, community based New York.

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