Maureen Regan is the founder of Green Earth Urban Gardens, a non-profit in Queens which seeks to promote social and environmental solutions through urban farming and therapeutic gardening, benefiting those in the community including special needs, at risk underprivileged youth, and the aged populations. Founded in 2010, Green Earth Urban Gardens seeks to provide outdoor and indoor gardening access to seniors and special needs youth and expand access to healthy local food. It also serves as an employment and community service hub for high school students. A successful business executive in the apparel industry, Maureen Regan currently dedicates her time to building bridges and being a NYC Parks beautification extraordinaire. Among the many hats she wears, she is a master composter, a bee keeper, a therapeutic garden instructor and a Green Jobs instructor at the Queens Botanical Garden, an educator for two special needs classes at the Lowell School, a consultant for the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, she started and mentor an environmental youth group and a scholarship fund for high school students in Guyana.
As a Queens environmental leader, Maureen is also an advocate for local beautification projects and has spearheaded numerous clean-up projects in Queens. Maureen Regan is on the board of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, the Voelker Orth Museum and is vice president of the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association.
In 2015, Maureen received the NYC Parks “Golden Trowel” Award for her exceptional leadership and commitment to local parks through service, advocacy, and collaboration. Recently, in December, Maureen was featured in NY1 News as ‘Queens Person of the Week’ for her work in the community.
Maureen uses her own bees to pollenate the garden at her home in Whitestone. Proceeds from the sale of the Whitestone Honey go towards park cleanup events.
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Maureen Regan, Green Earth Urban Gardens, 9029-31 Eldert Ln | Woodhaven, NY 11421 Direct: +1 212 633 8763 Maureen@greenearthurbangardens.org.com | http://www.greenearthurbangardens.org/