Diana L.

Location:

New York, NY

Member since:

November 9, 2012

Do you grow food now or do you want to start growing food?

Yes, I have grown vegetables, flowers and herbs.

What neighborhood in NYC do you farm or want to farm?

I plant in West Harlem and would like to continue work in this area, but not opposed to a new and interesting project elsewhere. I have a garden plot at Riverbank State Park, participate with Jenny's efforts at RiverValley Community Garden, supervise the rehabilitation of the LARGE street median on Riverside (139th-142nd) with the approval of Riverside Park Fund, began to turn "rubble into rhubarb" in an empty lot on West 148th Street this year. Looking for more community participation.

Where do you grow food or want to grow food (i.e. community garden, back or front yard, window sill, rooftop farm, etc)?

Community garden, lobby, rooftop (!). Began a project with NY Horticultural Society to pursue a grant for a green/garden roof atop my building. We're stalled due to lack of a structural engineering assessment of the roof and weight bearing capacity. Hoping for an architect or firm able to donate their time and skills.

What is the name of your project or farm (if relevant)?

EnviHarlem, a community of volunteers in West Harlem working to highlight the importance of sustainability and to green our environment.

Please describe your project or farm (if relevant).

See above.

Introduction

From Texas to Seattle to NYC. Actor/Environmentali­st (writer/producer/dir­ector less frequently). Began to get reacquainted with my green roots about three years ago. This has led to a career reassessment. I live in West Harlem.


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