Great news for Smiling Hogshead Ranch, a community garden at 25-30 Skillman Avenue, at Pearson Place, in LIC. We Heart LIC reports (via 596 Acres) that the organization just signed a lease with the MTA, taking official ownership over the lot. This is after two years of, according to 549 Acres, “organizing, negotiating, and growing.”
The community really turned this into a beautiful and green public space, and if you haven’t seen it in person yet, here’s your opportunity.
This Saturday On Saturday, September 6th Smiling Hogshead Ranch is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the lease signing. The Facebook event says, “We are proud to announce our official leap from guerrilla garden to official urban farm in NYC. Join us for a fun afternoon of celebratory merriment!” It’ll last from 3 to 5 pm.
Big Congrats to Smiling Hogshead Ranch, Plus Ribbon Cutting [We Heart LIC]
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