The NYC Pollinator Working Group networks and collaborates to conserve beneficial pollinating insects and the resources they need to survive. Our members work on a variety of projects that support pollinator habitat in public and private spaces, provide educational outreach on pollinator protection, and develop advocacy programs and policies around pollinator conservation. Our goal is to be a model for creating pollinator sustainability in urban environments.
New York City Pollinator Working Group Social on Roosevelt Island
A big SHOUT OUT to Christina Delfico of iDig2Learn who hosted 25 NYCPWG members for our fall event on Roosevelt Island last week! Here's some highlights...
- Christina and friends Julia Ferguson, Anthony Longo and his son gave us a wonderful tour of the Roosevelt Island Community Garden (Roosevelt Island Garden Community) - 140 raised beds, an amazing compost system and pocket meadows were festooned with flowers, birds and butterflies!
- Roseanne Andrade implemented a native plant seed swap in which some great species were shared and Chris Kreussling created an iNat project page just for the Roosevelt Island Garden.
- After our garden and pocket meadow tour, we headed down to the new Cornell Tech campus and were greeted by Jane Swanson, the Community & Government Liaison from Cornell Tech, who introduced us to some of the features of the campus - which is worth a visit unto itself.
- Finally, we were hosted by Edie Burns and Chef (who goes by chef IG handle @afreechef) of Anything At All at the Graduate Hotel on Roosevelt Island and treated to some delicious hors d'oeuvres, wine and cocktails.
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