As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to nitty-gritty breakdowns of government and school district issues. But some stories are simply inspiring, often showing that at the heart of our communities is a desire to do good. Here are some of the touching headlines from the past seven days.
More than a dozen Bed-Stuy community gardens will get some much needed attention, thanks to a 30,000 grant from the EPA, and the helping hands of the Bed-Stuy Youth Tillers.
The Green Guerillas, a local group, received the grant from the EPA to help create a program to train young people in the community in everything from composting to organic gardening at 15 area gardens.
The Saint Catherine at 660 Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights is about to resurrect a practice you thought died when Columbia House sold you 20 CD's for a penny — gathering around the turntable with some shared vinyl.
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently completed the renovation of its Gil Hodges Community Garden in Gowanus with support from Jo Malone London and a New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Infrastructure Grant.
The transformation turns the space into the first NYRP community garden with high-performance stormwater infrastructure.