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New York City Garden Tour: Explore Green Spaces & Sustainability

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  • Visit community gardens and reclaimed spaces on New York's Lower East Side while helping preserve and promote the history of grassroots activism..Take a unique walking tour of Alphabet City and discover New York from a new perspective..Learn about efforts to create community spaces in the city throughout history, and gain insight into how urban landscapes evolve.
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Discover New York City's greener side! The Lower East Side of Manhattan has the highest concentration of community gardens and squats of any neighborhood in the country. Come explore these cutting-edge, sustainable buildings and spaces on this one-of-a-kind, full-access walking tour. Begin your tour at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space and make your way to local neighborhood gardens like La Plaza Community Garden and El Jardin del Paraiso. Learn from your knowledgeable guide about community leaders and activist groups who have led the charge for sustainability in New York. Gain insight into urban farming techniques and learn how to compost. Visit famous squats, an urban roof garden, and a radical art gallery while exploring themes like urban design, gentrification, and recycling. This tour is ideal for those who care about activism, green design, radical neighborhoods, and historic New York. You will gain empowerment on issues of sustainability as well as an understanding of the benefits of sustainable design.Custom tours are also available.
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