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FW: CYBERGARDENS: Civil Disobedience Training for Gardens in Danger

  • Subject: [cg] FW: CYBERGARDENS: Civil Disobedience Training for Gardens in Danger
  • From: "Honigman, Adam" Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com
  • Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 15:59:17 -0400


-----Original Message-----
From: Honigman, Adam 
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 3:57 PM
To: 'cybergardens@treebranch.com'
Subject: RE: CYBERGARDENS: Civil Disobedience Training for Gardens in
Danger


Friends,

Mark Leger says that according to a "leak"  we're evidently in Chicken
Little mode again in NYC - the Attorney General's Lawsuit may be settled and
garden destruction restraining order lifted. I don't doubt that some well
meaning paralegal or clerk in either the AG's office of HPD has passed on
this information. Nor do I doubt the earnestness of the attached
communication. 

When City Council Parks Chair Addabo announced that Intro 206  bill was
"irrelevant", despite the fact that it had enough votes for passage was the
first shoe. Now, the other shoe has dropped. 

The sadness that  this call to arms gives many of us, especially when many
well meaning members of the NY community garden activist community were so
dismissive of  Intro 206 because it was either "elitist", or "didn't include
gardener input" or "only provided process and wouldn't save already ULURP'ed
gardens", or "didn't include the "Environmental Impact Study elements of the
AIG's lawsuit," is unbearable. 

We may, of course have NYC Council hearings after the bulldozings - whether
we have a process going forward that will permit communities to create or
legalize community gardens remains to be seen and grows more and more
unlikely.


See you on the bricks. All that remains, evidently, is street theater,
arrests, bulldozing and tears. 

Adam Honigman 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Leger [mailto:trix@panix.com]
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 3:00 PM
To: cybergardens@treebranch.com
Subject: CYBERGARDENS: Civil Disobedience Training for Gardens in Danger


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News from the CYBERGARDENS mailing list 
(cybergardens@treebranch.com)
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  -- PLEASE SPREAD FAR AND WIDE --

Garden Settlement Imminent:
Civil Disobedience to Stop the Dozers!

Is Your Community Garden on the Bulldozer List?

Word has leaked out about an impending settlement between the
State Attorney General and the City Administration on the fate
of 360 gardens on land held by the Department of Housing,
Preservation, and Development (HPD). We don't know the names,
but one thing is planned for sure:

MANY GARDENS TO BE BULLDOZED!
Possibly before the ink dries on the paper!

Are you willing to join in unity and support gardeners
fighting for our gardens?
We need to create more gardens!
There will be civil disobedience training for all ages!

When: Saturday, August 24, 2002 -  3pm afternoon

Where: 1 & 2 Train to Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn,
Meet behind the Saturday Farmers Market, by the marble rotunda.

Can't get arrested? That's fine--we still need you.
There are many non-arrestable support tasks, including
legal observing, banner holding, and media relations.

United We Will Turn the Tide!
 

--- CYBERGARDENS
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