More Gardens! Meeting First Thursdays of the Month at 6.00pm, - call to confirm
Please Come to the More Gardens! Meeting
WHEN: Thursday March 5th, 6.00pm (usually 1st Thursdays)
Directions By Subway
Take the 4, 5, or 6 first train stop in the South Bronx at 138th Street. After you get out of the subway,
Please bring potluck
6.30 pm Deep Check ins - Be Present style, starts promptly
Councilmember Foster 's district: Stood by her community gardeners
Badillo Rose Garden is preserved in its entirety where she stands.
Ms. Foster is currently working with NYCCGC and More Gardens! for legislation to strengthen the "Attorney General's community garden agreement" soon coming to a close.
Ms. Foster is also calling for unused open space NYCHA land in her district to be transfered/bought for community garden relocation site for LIttle Green Garden and Cabo Rojo .
Topping it all she is also the keynote speaker for the community garden forum coming up May 31st.
Cabo Rojo Community garden, buldozed for the fourth time in its challenged life.
Aguada, Councilmemer Arroyo assisted with a NYCHA relocation. the proposed site is smaller, and has less legal rights, on the other hand
Vogue community garden, bulldozed and moved on top of half of Bush, Community Garden (adjacent endangered community garden).
Rock community garden- Struggling community garden repeatedly set back by city agents destroying the new plants. The members are working on a budget plan and working to garner more members.
Councilmember Mark-Viverito's district: Has worked closely with HUG and included them in all the meetings with developers. Followed through with her commitments. Walking Tour of El Barrio/East Harlem community gardens April 26th.
East Harlem Endangered Gardens -
Magic Garden: At a meeting with Councilmember Mark-Viverito, Lantern Development, Magic Gardeners & More Gardens!, Lantern Development has opted to change their plans to preserve Magic garden where it is located.
Chenchita - Farmers market and community workdays are coming up.
Three community gardens, one of which was completely destroyed another partially by Loewn Group Development, are being made permanent assisted by Councilmember Melissa Mark- Viverito. They are La Cuevita, Pueblo Unido and Tito Puente garden (110th street block assoc). We are waiting for replacement fruit trees and new iron gate fences paid for by the developer.
After months of anticipation and presistance, El Gallo is also going to be preserved in its entirety, Sanidad del Ciello and Minni Barrio community gardens will be relocating into El Gallo. Again thanks toCouncilmember Melissa Mark- Viverito and the big Gingko tree. El Gallo presently is a location for the construction of a brand new Casita built by Chema (Centro Cultural Rincon Criollo) and Fernando (El Flamboyan), through GreenThumb.
Councilmember Dickens district: Needs to meet with community gardens
-Central Harlem Endangered Gardens many have been bulldozed none as
Inez Dickens 2 years and HUG is still waiting for a meeting.
-Mapping all Harlem endangered community gardens
Councilmember Gerson's district: Has stood by the children's Magical Garden. Needs to make the HPD lots preserved under Parks
Children's Magical Garden Coucilperson Gerson anounced that the developer Serge Hoyda is not interested in selling his one third of the garden plot -
Brooklyn Coney Island has endangered community gardens- Need Help
Unity Tower Tenant Association-- 1917 Surf Avenue, contact: Mr. Verzell Thomas, 718-946-6067
Senior Citizens Block Association of Mermaid Ave-- 2917 West 20th Street, contact: Mr. James Simmons, 718-946-3452
Surf Side Garden-- 2829 Surf Avenue, contact: Mr. Mahow Henry, 347-546-0023
CD Update, release date and release celebration.