More Gardens! Coalition invites you to attend the PRESS CONFERENCE AND
PRESENTATION OF PEOPLE'S REFERENDUM TO PROTECT OVER 400 OF OUR CITY'S
THREATENED COMMUNITY GARDENS!
AUGUST 1ST, NOON, CITY HALL STEPS
to be part of pageant meet at 11AM, call 212-533-8019 for details
ATTN: ENDORSEMENT REQUEST - More Gardens!
Dear Community Garden Supporter,
Gardeners and community activists all around the city are currently gathering
signatures in an attempt to place on the November ballot a people's
referendum which would, if it wins a majority of the vote, return control of
New York City's community gardens to the Parks Department. Enclosed with
this letter you will find a position letter which articulates our vision for
a greener and more livable city, and which lays out with greater specificity
the reasons why we are seeking to transfer control of the gardens to the
Parks Department. At this time we are asking individuals and organizations
to endorse this position letter.
The preservation of New York City's community gardens is widely supported by
individuals and organizations from every sector of society. Housing advocacy
groups such as the Metropolitan Council on Housing, for instance, have
rejected the fallacy of "gardens versus housing" and clearly stated the need
for BOTH low-income housing AND gardens in the development of livable
communities. We therefore ask that you read the letter and seriously
consider formally endorsing it.
Please get back to us as soon as possible with your decision, as this is an
urgent issue and we need to have our endorsements on record now. If you are
willing to lend your support and formally endorse our issue, please sign on!
Send a return e-mail and give a telephone call to let us know of your support
as soon as possible, then please follow up with a letter.
Thank you for your time.
-More Gardens! Coalition
79 Clinton Street #17
NY, NY 10002