Below are some of the long term preservation campaigns we have lead for NYC's precious green oases.
More are in the process of being added.
More Gardens! was formed in response to short-sighted plans to develop over 700 verdant NYC community gardens when 14,000 vacant lots existed. We asked for permanence and for creating more gardens! We participated in outreach, legal action and colorful protests at City Hall, preserving all community gardens put on auction into Trust for Public Land and New York Restoration Project. Click here for more images.
We brought national attention to the other 500 endangered community gardens, with a 6 month encampment in Esperanza Community Garden, though we lost this magical garden it lead to the Attorney General stopping all development for over two years on all endangered gardens against the City Administration of New York. More images and stories of this amazing campaign.
Melrose, South Bronx United Gardens!
We have collaborated in five major encampments with the endangered gardens of the South Bronx. More Gardens! participated in the formation of the South Bronx United Gardeners. Our efforts have helped preserve 9 Melrose endangered community gardens and we are staying the course for the last 3 community gardens.