community gardens

  • Defending Community Gardens Campaign 2010

    Esperanza Community Garden Bulldozed Feb 2000 “East Village Gardens” Condo built on Esperanza Community Garden Site read more

  • Response to Benepe Op-Ed

    Time’s Up! read your 8/11/10 NY Post Op-Ed with great dismay.  There is a certain Orwellian ‘war is peace’ quality to it that separates fact from reality.  You write that “not a single Parks garden has been lost.” You are clearly making a distinction between Green Thumb Park Department protected gardens and others which are… read more

  • Ride to Save Community Gardens

    Ride to Save Community Gardens, and other actions NYC’s community gardens are in trouble again. Time’s Up! has been on the forefront of saving community gardens in the past from having them be turned over to private development. In 2002, there was a Spitzer Agreement to preserve 500 green spaces (2002 Preservation Agreement) but this… read more

  • The Caterpillar

    The March 30, 2001,Critical Mass ride rolled in support of community gardens. A highlight of this event was the world debut of the GIANT CATERPILLAR, a bicycling work of art that moved through city streets. As you can see in the picture above, it was almost as big as a city bus — and much… read more

  • Working With Others

    {menu template=’a_navigation_hort_pipes’ start_page=”community-gardens”} A lot of great groups work on Community Gardens in New York City. Here are some that TIME’S UP! has had the privilege of working with. Friends of Brook Park — We’ve worked in the Brook Park garden, and worked with them on garden tours in the Bronx. Green Map — Their… read more

  • Garden Events

    Kids work on arts and crafts while others work on the garden at Brook Park Garden in the South Bronx. Flowers … spices … bugs … compost … ecology … public space … there is much to see and enjoy and learn about in a community garden. To raise awareness of gardens and their communities,… read more

  • Garden Tours

    Ecological Garden Tours   The Green Apple Ride visits the 7th Street Recycling Garden for a seminar. Ecological Garden Tours, organized by TIME’S UP! and led by well-informed guides, these bicycle rides to endangered and protected gardens usually end with bicyclists honing their own horticultural skills and sampling a garden’s organic produce. Some of our… read more

  • Defending Gardens

    Locked down to save the gardens (June 2002) Saving and Defending Gardens Over the last 20 years, local people in neighborhoods from the South Bronx to the East Village to Bedford-Stuyvesant have turned abandoned, refuse-strewn lots into marvelous gardens, green oases of hope in decaying, often redlined districts. Along with serving as an outdoor venue,… read more

  • Growing Gardens

    Breaking new ground in Brook Park, South Bronx. We love to help create new community gardens, and to help them grow and flourish. It all starts with a “cleanup” of a derelict vacant lot. A good way to find such a lot is to contactGreenThumb. Here’s how it works: TIME’S UP! brings Hands-On Help: volunteers,… read more

  • Community Gardens

    TIME’S UP! volunteers love community gardens. We’re involved growing new gardens, defending gardens, touring gardens by bike, and organizing other events that focus on gardens. Many of the gardens we have worked with in past seasons have been saved, thanks to everyone lending a hand! In 2003 TIME’S UP! worked with GreenThumb to help community… read more