Regeneration Celebration!Benefitting Peace Accelerators & Elizabeth St GardenJuly 20th at @ Elizabeth Street Garden in
Benefitting Peace Accelerators & Elizabeth St Garden
July 20th at @ Elizabeth Street Garden in Soho
Free – suggested donation at the door
Join us to celebrate regeneration in NYC at the stunning Elizabeth St Garden in Soho! The day will include a wide range of opportunities to gather with each other around workshops, park jams, music, dancing, complimentary Yerba Mate and a regenerative organization showcase of local groups who are working towards improving the city’s food systems. Bring a blanket, instrument, and your best self to enjoy live music and learn about how we can support keeping important initiatives like the Elizabeth St Garden and Peace Accelorators’ project, Farms Not Arms, alive and well!
While this event is free and open to the public, we are suggesting a donation at the door to support the Elizabeth Street Garden as well as the Peace Accelerators’ project, Farms not Arms. Learn more about these organizations below!
Peace Accelerators is a NYC based 501(c)(3) non-profit with an interdependent service based ecosystem of ethical futurists working together to architect peace-building operations through three mediums: awareness, action, and celebration.
Farms Not Arms:
Farms Not Arms is the first large-scale peace-building operation being designed by Peace Accelerators in collaboration with inspiring refugee leaders from the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon and some of the brightest urban farmers, architects, and engineers from NYC. Operation: Farms Not Arms’ long term vision is to change humanity’s obstructive narratives and implicit biases around the topic of refugees. We approach this goal by fostering a collaborative model of regenerative agriculture supportive of refugees’ needs and agency. We are currently fundraising for the first farm to be cultivated in the Bekaa Valley which will be called the ‘Peace Farm Community Park’ (PFCP).
The PFCP has three primary purposes:
(1) Increase food security and fill nutritional gaps through healthy locally grown produce
(2) Regenerate and restore the health of local soil and land by teaching regenerative techniques and best practices that counteract the effects of climate change while sequestering carbon.
(3) Build social cohesion and peace between the displaced residents and the local community through farming, recreation, culture, and play.
The PFCP model was developed through a process known as human-centered design involving the refugee community throughout. It is a replicable and scalable model utilizing low-tech hydroponic soil-less greenhouses, herd rotation, composting, and regenerative species. A multi-purpose community center will be placed at the center of the Farm Park serving as an educational programming hub, communal cooking area, and nexus for social & cultural gatherings.
Elizabeth Street Garden is a unique community garden located in Little Italy, Manhattan managed by ESG – a community-lead, not-for-profit organization with the mission to protect & preserve the magic of the Garden.
The Garden provides just over 20,000 square feet of much-needed community green space and attracts over 100,000 visitors each year from neighborhood locals and New York residents to visitors from all around the world. Open 7 days/week, year-round by ESG volunteers, the Garden offers hundreds of free public programs based on environmental awareness & gardening, education, wellness, and arts & culture.
Currently, the City of New York is seeking to destory the garden inorder to build 123 units of non-permanent affordbale housing, luxury retail, a small privately owned public space, and 11,200 square feet of office space for the developers partner. Despite 5 community board resolutions in favor of saving the Garden, over 10,000 petition signatures, and an alternative City-owned gravel lot that can provide up to 5x the amount of housing, the City continues to ignore our communtiy’s outcry. ESG’s has filed a lawsuit with attorneys Norman Siegel and Kate Fletcher.
For more info on how you can help save Elizabeth Street Garden, visit www.ElizabethStreetGarden.Com
20 (Saturday) 5:00 pm - 21 (Sunday) 8:00 pm
Elizabeth Street Garden
Elizabeth Street (between Prince & Spring streets), New York, New York