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Concert from the El Jardin del Paraiso Treehouse with Dana Lyons

Catch this rare visit by Dana Lyons, troubador of the forest movement, author of A Drop of Water, Ride the Lawn, Cows With Guns, The Tree, and I Am An Animal. He’s coming from the temperate rainforests of Washington State and making a special appearance. HIs music is unforgettable – poignant, powerful, and sometimes outright funny. If any of you remember Brad Will singing his songs, you already know what I mean.
Dana has worked with Jane Goodall and John Seed to protect rainforests and chimpanzees; his songs have inspired the Washington State Legislature to demolish a dam across a mighty river. Dana’s a world traveler and he’s coming our way, and we want to be able to bring him to our beautiful, wild little green part of the big city.

Playing from the lovely nest cradling our old weeping willow, as well, are our own rockstars and fellow gardeners Roderick Romero (of Sky Cries Mary) and Jonny Dubowsky, and local legend, musician, performer, raconteur and yogi Pastrami! A side note – Roderick designed and built this treehouse, as well as others around the world. And Jonny is a biodynamic permaculturist with a project called Rock ‘n Renew, located both here and in Hawaii.

Our lush anarchic garden is on East 5th Street in the East Village, between Avenues C and D. Come early, visit the wetlands, the vegetable plots, the chickens, the mulberry trees.

This event is free but donations are requested.

Thanks to the generosity of the Sixth Street Community Center, in case of rain they are offering us heir historic and beautiful place, previously a synagogue, just around the corner from the garden, 638 East 6th Street between Avenues B and C.

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