Monday, July 19, 2010

Protect our community gardens

Below is a list of steps to take NOW in the fight to save our gardens:

1.Call and write your City Council member and tell him/her to "permanently preserve our community gardens by passing a law designating our community gardens as parkland." For complete City Council Member contact information go here.

2. Attend the Aug. 10 Public Hearing of the Department of Parks & Recreation and Department of Housing Preservation and Development's Proposed Rules governing Green Thumb Community Gardens at the Chelsea Recreation Center. Time to be announced soon. Check out the Parks Department's website for hearing details.

Here's the New York Times article discussing these proposed

3. Hand out the Save Our Gardens flier: download here.

4. Spread the word. Ask your friends, family and everyone who enjoys our gardens take each of the above steps.



Melanie said...

Absolutely!!I have a piece and linked you for more info.

RhinoAveC said...

Thank you for posting this. My wife and I will definitely be taking some type of action on this this week.

First time commenter. We read your blog all the time. It is excellent.

EV Grieve said...

Hi RhinoAveC. Thanks for the comment! And thanks for reading...

Jill said...

There is a terrific little self-published book on the history of each East Village gardens that is absolutely worth every penny, a labor of love. Sometimes it's available at St. Marks Bookshop, or email the author and she will mail it to you (for around $20-ish).

EV Grieve said...

Good to know, Jill... thanks for the book tip.