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Parks Without Borders Discussion Series: How Greening Neighborhoods Improves Community Health

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, "Effect of Greening Vacant Land on Mental Health of Community-Dwelling Adults,” offers compelling data that demonstrates the positive impact cleaning and greening vacant lots can have on community health. This discussion will feature a presentation by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which leads the Philadelphia LandCare Program and were partners of the study, followed by a panel discussion on how New York City might apply these findings to our own parks and open spaces.

Speakers include Matt Rader, President at Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, Keith Green, Director of LandCare at Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, Kelli Peterman, Prevention and Community Support Specialist at  NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Sabina Saragoussi, Director at Partnerships for Parks, and Bill LoSasso, Director at GreenThumb

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP here.

CM | 1.25 (Pending)  / LA CES | 1.25 (Pending)

For accessibility information, contact Scott Ritter by July 13 at (212) 360-8217 or

The 2018 Parks Without Borders Discussion Series is sponsored by TD Bank, with WNYC as the media partner. These discussions explore ideas for the next generation of parks and public space and considers opportunities to build greener parks, healthier communities, and more resilient neighborhoods.


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