NYCCGC - Community Gardeners Coalition Mgs! Usually Every Third Thursday of the Month at 6 pm

 

Third Thursdays of the Month

6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Help us revitalize
the unified voice of community
garden citywide, and work with us
to preserve and strengthen your
garden—and all gardens.


More information: 212.926.8648 or email nyccgcinfo@yahoo.com

 

 

 

May 2008 22nd Thursday.

How Safe is Your Garden, Really?

Across the city, even “permanent” community gardens are being threatened—and planned to be destroyed.

Bronx: In the South Bronx, El Flamboyan Community Garden was awarded money to relocate and rebuild.
The Bronx Parks Department was diverting the funds into a project that destroys the community garden.

Manhattan: In Harlem alone, over 20 community gardens are planned to be sacrificed, some for luxury housing.
The latest casualty is Nueva Esperanza Garden, evicted on April 15, 2007.

We Still Need a Unified Voice
In 2002, Elliot Spitzer, then the AG, negotiated a settlement that gave gardeners powerful legal tools.
That 1999 victory fractured our movement.
The same neighborhood may have gardens owned by the Parks Dept.,
another city agency, and two different land trusts.
And time is running out on the 2002 settlement—we have less than 3 years left!

Join Us on :

 

Third Thursdays of the Month

6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Help us revitalize
the unified voice of community
garden citywide, and work with us
to preserve and strengthen your
garden—and all gardens.


More information: 212.926.8648 or email nyccgcinfo@yahoo.com