Children's Magical Garden, a community garden in the Lower East Side, where magic has been happening for the past 30 years, has been torn in two. The property is half claimed by NYC, and the other half by a private developer.
On Wednesday, May 15th, the developer broke through the garden fence, dug through the center and fenced off their part of the garden. The community is understandably devastated.
But there is hope! The gardeners are seeking a win-win solution.
Your part can make all the difference.
Please sign the petition:
Grow Your Own Zucchini Dreams!
An Un-Common-Sense Guide to Starting Your Own Community Garden
by Cathy Bussewitz and Aresh Javadi
Tired of eating genetically engineered food? Ready to grow your own peaches for breakfast? The community garden in your neighborhood may be the answer to your salad dreams. If your garden is filled for the season, as many are right now, you can request to have a space reserved for next fall or spring.
Community Gardeners to Mike: "Peas & Justice Now!"
In 2002 Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced: ".... we are providing permanent protection to hundreds of community gardens throughout New York City, and establishing a fair process for reviewing future proposals to develop other garden properties.... this agreement strikes the right balance between building for the future and preserving precious open space."
For more information: Call us @ 888-963-3999
Fast commute to farm: 1st stop in the Bronx on the 4&5 express train, the 138 & Grand Concourse stop. The farm is across the Street from the subway entrance
Please bring a blanket and join us! For more information: www.bronxfarmers.blogspot.com or call 888-963-3999.
Interested in volunteering or hosting future workshops...please contact Regina Ginyard @ email@example.com
Directions to farm:
A truly visionary poster in what New York City and many other large cities are growing in to thanks to your rooted choices and actions. The poster is drawn by Juan Martinez and Painted by Beth Ferguson in collaboration with Aresh Javadi. Each 11 x 17 inch poster is $12 including shipping. Call us at 917 518 9987.
City Wide Endangered Community gardens
SBUG - South Bronx
Councilmember Foster 's district: Stood by her community gardeners
and made them permanent! Also helping with City-wide Legislation!
Badillo Rose Garden is preserved in its entirety where she stands.
Councilmember Foster tells all city agencies to move the planned building to where they want to relocate the community garden.
Please Come to the More Gardens! Meeting
WHEN: Thursday March 5th, 6.00pm (usually 1st Thursdays)