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Banksy's Clean Streets

Banksy’s Clean Streets

Those of us who live in the area know, Liberty Avenue isn’t the greenest or the cleanest place to shop or just walk around. Thanks to the organizing efforts of Sustainable Queens, we have a great opportunity to do something about it!

On Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 10:00am until 3:00pm volunteers will be collecting the overflowing garbage, and other waste found on Liberty Avenue in one spot so the Department of Sanitation can pick it up! Sanitation is making a specific trip to do so as part of Taking Liberty. Making this pile makes a statement: We want our community to be Clean and Green!

If Garbage collection isn’t your thing (Got little kids?! We understand!), there will be plenty of less ‘dirty’ dirt activities you can participate in too: beautifying tree beds, planting flowers and adding a bit of festive art.

All ages are invited. Tools, food, art supplies and more will be provided.

The meeting place where activities will begin is at Lefferts and Liberty by the old Rigas flowershop by the A train.

Questions: Contact us on or 626 493-4326


Interested in seeing where our goodies come from? The fine folks of the Washington Square CSA are organizing a farm trip for Saturday, April 27th. They have even set up shared transportation to get there for a nominal fee. (Of course you can drive yourself too). The farm would like to have a head count in advance, so registration (& payment for transit) is due by April 13th. For details and to register, contact Alison Wehr at:

Have you heard the good news?! Norwich Meadows has extended their Early Bird Discount of $40 off your veggie share until April 15th. Be sure to take advantage if you haven’t already!

Have you ever though ‘there must be a way to make this into something useful!’ but didn’t know what or how? Did you know that two of the city’s premier organizations specializing in keeping useful things out of our waste stream offer classes on how to do that?. Build it Green and Materials for the Arts both offer free and low cost workshops for people seeking to learn more about how to transform trash into artistic treasures. As of the time of this post there were upcoming workshops being offered in Bookmaking, Puppets, No-sew Costumes, Mosaics and more.  check out their web sites for up to date listings (links are in the pics above)

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