Edible Nyack Or Please Pick

Dated: 04/10/2015

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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!

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Julia Kushnir

I am a proud Nyack resident with over 10 years of experience in real estate. I developed a real passion for this industry when I got my first apartment at age 24, and since then have became the owner/....

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