Organic Growing Techniques Workshop at Bissel Gardens in Wakefield, Bronx, NY

Organic Growing Techniques Workshop at Bissel Gardens in Wakefield, Bronx, NY NEW YORK: Praxis Housing Initiatives in cooperation with Bissel Gardens and the New York Botanical Garden are pleased to offer a free horticulture workshop. It will cover pest prevention and control, proper watering techniques, mulching, and fertilizing with compost. Praxis Housing is cosponsoring this workshop to further the urban agriculture movement in the Bronx. Praxis, which plans on building on incorporating a community garden into its next housing project, has long been a proponent of sustainable development and healthy living. The workshop will take place at Bissel Gardens on Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 10am-12pm. Bissel Gardens is located at the intersection of Barnes and Bruner Avenue. Please take the 2,5 train to Nereid Avenue. Please contact 347.427.2547 for more information.

About Praxis Housing Initiatives, Inc. Praxis Housing Initiatives is NYC's largest provider of transitional housing to homeless people with HIV/AIDS with the lowest cost/highest service. Operating four residences and providing a wide variety of permanent housing placement options through our Brooklyn-based scatter site program, Praxis houses nearly 400 people a night and approximately 1,200 homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS each year. Since 2000, Praxis's Housing Specialists have placed over 1,250 individuals in permanent housing - apartments, supportive housing and long-term congregate care.

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