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More gardens! Exciting Events!

  • Subject: [cg] More gardens! Exciting Events!
  • From: aresh aresh@moregardens.org
  • Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 05:15:05 -0400


South Bronx Garden Summer, info call 917 518 9987

Garden Guerrila Theater
More Gardens! Slide show, Music and Puppet workshop
When: Thursday August 14th, 7pm
Where: ABC No Rio 156 Rivington, by Clinton Street, Manhattan, Subway Delancey Stop
Creative Resistance Summer Camp/Voices in the Wilderness with More Gardens!, for all the events goto vitw.org

Festival de los Agricultores
What: Rincon Criollo hosting this wonderful festival with music,free food, surprises.
When:Saturday 8/16, 1pm - sunset
Directions: Rincon Criollo Garden on E. 158th St and Brook
take 2/5 to 149th and 3rd Ave, walk up 3rd Avenue to 158th then one block right/east OR the D/4 to Yankee Stadium/161st St ... walk east on 161st

1. Gardening All Tuesdays, Thursdays, and most Saturdays, Gardening in the lushest, most forest-like garden, dense and deep deep green -- and wild, abandoned, awaiting you :
The Courtlandt Garden on E. 158th St between Melrose and Courtlandt
take 2/5 to 149th and 3rd Ave, walk up Melrose OR the D/4 to Yankee Stadium/161st St ... walk east on 161st

2. Puppetmaking thru the summer, Aug 18-22 at ABC No Rio 156 Rivington Street, Delancey Subway Stop
other weeks Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (afternoons) in El Jardin del Paraiso, E. 4th to E. 5th, between Aves C and D -- or if it rains at 107 Suffolk Street 5th floor
call Lisa (917) 612-3632 or 212-674-0664

3. COME to the next More Gardens! meeting Monday August 18th at 7 pm,
lots to discuss, share food and plan for the unfolding of the dream of More Gardens!,
if weather allows we will meet in El Paraiso; else at Aresh's, 79 Clinton St. #17 at SW corner of Delancey, take F to Delancey and then 1 block North 1 block East

To Do by phone:

1.Call Nos Quedamos Phone # 718 585 2323 - Director: Yolanda Garcia
Thank and encourage Nos Quedamos for sitting down and talking to community gardens, we need to make sure most of the 26 community gardens are made permanent where they are - especially Rincon Criollo. Melrose Commons has the highest particulate matter and South Bronx the highest national Asthma

There are over 2000 local resident signatures as well as a large group of buisness and spiritual leaders in support of the Melrose Community Gardens!

2. Call Councilmember Serrano - (718) 402-6130
Thank him and ask him to improve the Melrose Common Plan and make All 26 community gardens in the Melrose area Permanent and to create More! South Bronx has the highest Asthma rate in the Nation!

3. Call To Mayor Bloomberg to make HPD friendly to Housing and Community Gardens - Now!

Please call Mayor Mike at 212-788-3000 and ask him to tell HPD to ENJOY the community gardens, LET the over 100 remaining endangered gardens become permanent alongside permanent homeless and low income housing. Also to allow the Parks Dept to accept new community garden (GreenThumb) leases. We now have 500 permanent community gardens! The work has just begun, NYC needs to be sustainable, 5000 more gardens needed, on rooftops, subways, relivened streets, SUV's, ....


an Intern or a Volunteer for More Gardens!; We need Gardeners, activists, teachers, students, artists, musicians and you!


money to the More Gardens! Coalition - Call 917-518-9987 or 212-533-8019, we put it to more green use!

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