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Homeless Shelter Opens Community Garden In The East Village, New York

Here, for the community to see people [out in the garden], and maybe come inside and talk to them, it just breaks down those barriers.”

By Ciara McCarthy
Patch
Oct 26, 2017

Excerpt:

Project Renewal, the longtime housing and social services charity for homeless individuals, celebrated the opening of its new community garden on Wednesday. The garden brings a welcome addition to the organization’s oldest shelter on Third Street. The green space, which includes seating area for the shelter’s residents and a greenhouse where they’ll be able to grow fresh food, arrives thanks to a partnership between Project Renewal, the local community board, and the Department of Homeless Services.

Project Renewal officially opened the garden and celebrated 50 years of work in the city during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday. The garden will serve multiple functions for the dozens of residents of the Third Street Shelter, most importantly serving as a critical tie to the surrounding neighborhood, said the nonprofit’s President and CEO Mitchell Netburn.

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