FW: Rally at Wednesday Garden Hearings
This is to try to save upwards of 300+ community gardens from auction sale (
we managed to get foundations support from TPL and Bette Middler's group
last spring.) Please understand that NYC is currently awash in cash and has
11,000 lots to sell to developers before it would even get to building on
the garden sites.
The reason is: when community gardens are created, they tend to improve the
neighborhood around them to the degree that alot of crime, drug dealing,
vandalism decreases. This is why garden sites become so valued by
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gardens [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, February 28, 2000 8:54 AM
> Subject: Rally at Wednesday Garden Hearings
> -- PLEASE FORWARD FAR AND WIDE --
> STOP THE BULLDOZERS
> JUSTICE and HOPE for ALL COMMUNITY GARDENS NOW!
> at BROOKLYN SUPREME COURT!
> The Bulldozers will return next Wednesday If the injunction is turned
> Act and Stand up for all community gardens, our kids, the birds, and life
> this earth!
> Show Up in Thousands and Respond!
> WHEN: Wednesday, March 1st - gather by 8:30am - 12 noon
> WHERE: Brooklyn (kings county) Supreme Court at Borough Hall, 360 Adams
> Street meets Court Street,
> Subway Stops: Borough Hall (Court Street) 4,5 , N, R, 2, 3 and
> Jay Street (Borough Hall) A, C, and F.
> Our mayor with many city administrators want to give away all our
> gardens and spaces to rich developers.
> State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer will argue for state law to keep
> community gardens in our city.
> He will also ask for the injunction to be extended past Wednesday Mach
> This will put a stop to any destruction and development of all
> Greenthumb Community Gardens.
> The State will also try to include Esperanza in this injunction.
> BRING: Puppets, flowers, banners, kids (school trip), musical instruments,
> pictures, and seeds of Hope (to exchange).
> BE PRESENT AND BRING FRIENDS, SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL. SPREAD the WORD.
> The Seeds are Ready to Sprout.
> BE HERE!
> More Gardens!
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