Do you have a green thumb, or wish your thumb could be greener?
We are excited to announce a new NYC Parks horticulture initiative for the four historic Harlem parks, launching first in St Nicholas Park! Harlem Hort will bring extra resources to continue to beautify our park. NYC Parks/Historic Harlem Parks is partnering with the Friends to help grow the volunteer support for this summer greening project.
You can meet Harlem Hort’s lead designer, Kim Wickers, who started her NYC Parks horticulture/gardening career at St Nicholas Park, and has since beautified Gracie Mansion and Madison Square Park. The timing of this program is still being determined – stay tuned for details!
This will also be an opportunity for interested folks to do some gardening in St. Nicholas Park. Harlem Hort’s lead gardener, Kaitilin Griffin, will put you to work and can supply you with tools. More volunteer slots can be added soon depending on our interest and investment.
Interested participants should wear gloves (if desired), masks, close-toed shoes, and comfortable clothing that can get dirty. We hope this group keeps growing – pun intended! Thanks to our partners at NYC Parks/Harlem Historic Parks for creating this and inviting us in.