The Magic Seed 7.1.16

Hello Members and Supporters,

The summer is in full effect and Lydia’s Magic Garden is hosting workdays all summer long. Please stop by the garden to help maintain this beautiful space and meet the members of the operations committee. Look out for flyer’s indicating date and times for these clean up dates. Anyone interested in becoming a member please send request to


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Summer Supply Giveaway 2016

On Saturday June 11th, GreenThumb had their 2016 Summer Supply Giveaway at Chenchitas Group Garden in East Harlem. LMG was able to pick up garden materials and planting soil for this growing season. A special thanks to GreenThumbs Manhattan Outreach Coordinator Kenneth Williams for organizing the event.


A Blast From The Past!

On November 13th, 1998 Lydia Roman and Oliver Rios were part of The Casitas: Garden of Reclamation exhibit. This photography show, by Ejlat Feuer was held at El Museo del Barrio. The exhibit featured landscape photos of New York City gardens in danger of development and Lydia’s Magic Garden. The mural, pained by Mr. Rios represents the Casita tradition that Puerto Rico and it’s people hold close to their hearts.

Photos: Orios Designs ©1998