Respect and care for the community of life...
216 W 122nd St.
New York City, NY 10027
Project Harmony, Inc.
The Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden
Project Harmony, Inc., a grass-roots, non-profit, volunteer-driven neighborhood organization, is devoted to the well-being and sustainability of our total environment. Since 1985 we have been active in community revitalization efforts. We've cleaned up filthy, vacant lots, making them into gardens and woodlands which are natural habitats for birds, native plants, and other woodland creatures, while being at once peaceful, productive green oases whose respite the public can enjoy. We have worked with numerous agencies throughout the city and beyond in order to help make our neighborhood cleaner, healthier, safer, and economically more stable. We’ve reached out to victims of addiction, mental illness, homelessness, hunger and other diseases, many symptomatic of societal depression. Our “Doers” cottage industry and environmental training program has helped people acquire apartments, establish their own businesses, and further their education.
We believe in stewardship and responsibility, as those relate in every way to family, community, the world. We have hosted numerous self-help & environmental workshops, as well as block “parties with a purpose,”
intergenerational festivals, community clean-ups, street beautification efforts, arts forums, concerts and more. We believe in “thinking globally, acting locally,” always mindful of the legend that “Life Began In A Garden” is a powerful vision of what our lives—in their different ways—can be.
We always need volunteers for specific tasks: watering, picking up trash in front of the garden, routine gardening maintenance, "topping the pond" & pond care, etc.
If you have some time and would like to volunteer, please call us @ 212.662.2878!
Haydee discovers Spring flowers.
KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY !! see 'projects' page for more photos...
The Environment Rangers
celebrate a successful summer.
Pi and Xavier help Yvette spread mulch.
Below: Alison's lacto-fermentation workshop: 2/26/11
ANNOUNCEMENTS, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, PAST & UPCOMING EVENTS:
HOMEMADE JAMS, PRESERVES AND SOAPS FOR SALE!
We've done lots of canning & preserving this summer --so if you would like to start your holiday shopping early, this might be a good place to start! We have lovely organic preserves--Mulberry jam sweetened with agave, Radical Squash, delicious vinegars-- and even homemade olive oil soaps! Available as individual stocking stuffers/small gifties, or a bunch in a basket, i.e., a repurposed flower pot! Get in touch with us for a complete list of items available, or to custom design a basket of goodies!
JOIN YOUR LOCAL WINTER CSA
•COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE•
ENJOY HEALTHY FRESH FOOD
-RECEIVE WEEKLY DELIVERIES OF FRESH, ORGANICALLY AND LOCALLY GROWN
Spinach, Kale, Bok Choi, Turnips, Leeks, Beets, onions, Potatoes,
carrots, parsnips, several kinds of winter squash, apples, &more!
—organic cheeses, grass-fed meats, free-range poultry,
cage-free eggs, local & organic beans & grains & much more available on an a la carte basis.
Weekly deliveries and distribution will be every Saturday at the Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden on 122nd Street between 7th and 8th Ave from 10am-4pm
To register and for more information call 212.662.2878
Registration form available here
Upcoming Fall Events:
Saturday, October 18th: Garden work day- bulb planting, mulching, etc. 11am-2pm
Saturday, October 25th: Garden work day- bulb planting, mulching, leaf collecting, etc. 10am-1pm
Wednesday, October 29th: HALLOWEEN PARTY!! 3:30pm-5:30pm
Saturday, November 1st: Garden work day- putting the garden to rest for the winter, extra bulb planting (maybe).
*~2014 Summer Calendar~*
1.Spring Workday: Saturday, May 17—10AM-2PM.
2.June 21: Greenthumb “Summer Festival”-Marcus Garvey Park-11:00-4:00PM.
3. Saturday: June 14: Workday in the garden.
4. June 21: SOLSTICE EVENT! Lakshmi Band & Friends, with a tribute to our dear friend Pete Seeger, via “Make Music New York” & Potkuck here in the J.D. Wilson Garden!
5. HARLEM GREEN WORKSHOP & FIELDTRIP SERIES—June, July, August, September-DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Workshops: Winemaking; Home Canning; Soap-making; Sauerkraut-Making demo; Pre & Post Natal Support & Nutrition; ”Herbs for all Seasons”; Foraging in NYC Parks; Lacto-fermentation; Bokashi Composting; Traditional Composting; “A to Bzzzz: Constructing a Bee-Hive from the Ground Up”; “Life Without Plastics”;“Jewelry and Art Where You Least Expect It”“Living Well”—with the Harlem Wellness Center.
Please CALL IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THESE WORKSHOPS—THEY WILL BE HELD AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS, CERTAINLY INCLUDING THE JD Wilson Garden: 212.662.2878.
6. CSA EVERY THURSDAY 5:00-8:00 PM.
New This Year: The Harlem Harvest™ People’s Market! EVERY THURSDAY—GET YOUR FRESH, ORGANIC, LOCALLY GROWN VEGGIES HERE! We accept EBT!
7. GARDEN W
ORKDAYS including FALL PLANTING: July 19:10AM-2PM; August 16:10AM-2PM;
September 20:10AM-2PM; October 18: 10AM-2PM; November 15: 10AM-2PM.
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Visit Harlem’s outstanding community gardens; we see as many as we possibly can in one day, beginning with a sumptuous breakfast at the JD Wilson Garden on 122nd Street and ending with an authentic Harlem BBQ at the William H. Harris Garden on 155th and St. Nicholas. Trolley provided for folks not biking or walking.
*Keep Tuned for up-dates!
WE MOURN THE PASSING OF OUR DEAR FRIEND AND COMRADE PETE SEEGER WHOSE SONG REACHED INTO OUR SOULS AND FOUND OUR LOVE, OUR JOY, OUR PEACE, OUR SUFFERING. PETE'S BANJO HELPED THE WORLD FIND LOVE WHERE THERE WAS HATE, SWEETNESS WHEN THE FRUITS WERE BITTER, FREEDOM WHERE THERE WAS NONE. AS PETE ALWAYS SAID, "KEEP ON!" Below, Pete in the JD Wilson Garden, 2002.