Gardens, Parks and Public Spaces >> “Rooted” in the Lower East Side

Made by students Alex Mangus, Juan Pablo Sarmiento, Jennifer Smyczynski, and Jonathan Barry Wolf at the Art, Education, and Community Practice Program at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

“The Lower East Side (LES) in New York City has a rich history and is home to unique public spaces and community gardens. This guide offers various ideas and resources for teaching and learning about social activism in community gardens in the LES as well as suggestions for how to implement these lessons. Whether you are a teacher, a student, a community member, or just curious, there is something in here for you.”