The New York City Community Gardens Coalition (NYCCGC) holds an important forum on the future of New York’s community gardens on Feb. 6 at the New School. From their flier:
In 2002, most community gardens were “saved” by a legal agreement. That agreement expires in September, 2010. After that, no city garden is “safe.” United we will demand to know from our state and city representatives what is being done to make our community gardens permanent! All community gardeners and supporters need to be at this Forum!
If you’re interested, you can get more info at their website, and register for free here.
Community gardens are a bigger part of life above Houston St. than in our corner of the lower east side, but the principles NYCCGC fights for could affect the future of empty lots all around us.