m’finda kalunga garden

Mysterious Leaf Circles Surface at Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

A curious spectacle surfaced at Sara D. Roosevelt Park the other day. In the Pit between Broome and Delancey, crispy leaves were corralled into perfectly-shaped rings, beckoning the wind and children to have at it. But how did these urban crop circles come to be? Was it a meteorological or other type of natural phenomena? Were […]

Second Annual ‘Ladybug Release’ At M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Posted September 26, 2013 at 10:33 am

Luck be a ladybug this Sunday at M’Finda Kaluga Community Garden. Yep, this weekend the Critter Committee for the neighborhood garden is throwing a party to release these little red beetles into the New York City wild. Not only are they the least annoying insect going, but they also eat pesky aphids, keeping the city’s […]

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The Turtles of M’Finda Kalunga Garden [PHOTOS]

Posted August 15, 2013 at 6:12 am

Spotting any of the five turtles swimming inside M’Finda Kalunga Garden is akin to a bird shitting on you, seeing a double rainbow, or getting two yolks in one egg. It’s apparently good luck; at least in some circles. For weeks we’ve patiently waited for a glimpse of the newcomers and this past Saturday was […]

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M’Finda Kalunga Garden Welcomes Chickens

Posted May 29, 2013 at 10:14 am

With the future of the Children’s Magical Garden in limbo, time to double-down on other neighborhood garden gems like the M’Finda Kalunga in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. That oasis of greenery, always a spot of relaxation, just received its latest summertime denizens. More chickens! Earlier this week, the park volunteers stocked the permanent chicken coop […]

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Recap: “Adapting to Change” Lower East Side Cycling Tour

Last modified November 29, 2021 at 7:04 am

In the immediate post-Sandy days, bicycles were the best means of transportation, and so it was appropriate that the Green Map System’s “Adapting to Change” tour of the Lower East Side, held this past Sunday, traveled by bike.

Turtle Pond and Lowline Maple Tree Arrive in M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Posted October 2, 2012 at 6:18 am

In mid-September, just as the weather took a turn for the crisp, shovels arrived and volunteers began digging a pit on the perimeter of M’Finda Kalunga Garden.

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Hens Arrive at M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Posted July 24, 2012 at 6:18 am

The recently-refurbished coop within the perimeter of M’Finda Kalunga Garden is again astir, thanks to the arrival of some new neighborhood farm animals.

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New Wildlife for M’finda Kalunga Garden

Posted July 3, 2012 at 6:18 am

The roosters no longer crow on Forsyth Street. Caesar and Napoleon were shipped away last fall, not to return. But their coop inside the M’finda Kalunga Garden remains well-kept.

The Roaming Chicken on Rivington Street

Posted December 9, 2011 at 6:18 am

Just another day of unattended wild farm animals roaming the streets of the Lower East Side

An Open Letter to the New York Post

Posted September 20, 2011 at 10:29 am

The New York Post appears to have taken another one of our stories and pawned it as their own. Full letter after the jump!