Edible Nyack Or Please Pick

Dated: April 10 2015

Views: 1435

Image title

During the week of May 9, a transformative movement will come to Nyack to fight hunger in the most natural way.  Nyack residents living in the walkable downtown area are asked to create edible gardens in their front yards within reach of the sidewalks so that neighbors and hungry passersby can pick what they need as they walk through town.  

In addition to the front yard gardens,  a large communal garden on Franklin St. will be created and tended by volunteers. Community members and soup kitchen chefs can pick whatever they need from these public gardens whenever they need them. 

Nyack has an abundance of unused front lawn space and more than 100 people who rely on soup kitchens to eat every week. Why not put our front lawns to use to produce food for ourselves and our neighbors? Imagine how healthy and unified we could be if we all work together to feed our whole community right from the earth. 

The project creators are providing free community education with organic gardening and farming experts, and when they have food growing, they will also offer some community education on preparing and cooking the food that is growing. After launch of this project on May 9, a database will be created of what is growing and where, along with the printed maps of Edible Nyack to aid anyone who is looking to pick a healthy snack or meal. 

The creators of "Please Pick" project are currently running a Kickstarter campaign ending in just a few days. I gladly made the contribution and hope you will consider doing same:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949536012/please-pick-project. All of the funds raised will go towards wood, soil and compost to build and fill planters in the communal garden. Students around Rockland County are growing seedlings for the public garden space right now. Way to go, Nyack!

Blog author image

Christian Parker

After forming and running his own successful technology company, Christian set his sights on exploring a growing passion for Real Estate. He purchased his first property at 23 years old and since then....

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

Decreasing Plastic Waste In Nyack

Great article attached regarding "swaps" to make to reduce plastic waste in our everyday lives. And, please be gentle with our watery natural resources (rivers, lakes, oceans, etc.) The number of

Read More

Hiking The Appalachian Trail Near Nyack

There are a lot of ways to spend a nice day around the Hudson Valley, and hiking parts of the Appalachian Trail is one of them.  Here's a quick link to a great article in Hudson Valley Magazine

Read More

Update On Clarkstown Fireworks Show In Nanuet

With the crazy, hot, swampy weather we've had recently, and the projected stormy weather that will chase it away, the following update just arrived from Clarkstown. Due to the inclement weather

Read More

A Castle In Harlem To Inspire

In the fall of 2019, pre-Covid, my life was taking on all kinds of change and I welcomed it all with open arms.  My first agency, where I learned some of my most important skills as a real

Read More
Fair Housing Icon NY Fair Housing Notice