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Media advisory in plain text

  • Subject: [cg] Media advisory in plain text
  • From: Laura Berman <laura@foodshare.net>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 11:29:34 -0400

Here's the media advisory that ACGA pres Ellen Kirby sent out yesterday, in
plain text . It will also be posted on our website as a PDF.

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American Community Gardening Association

BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH GREENING

 
MEDIA ADVISORY           June 24, 2002
Contact:     Pamela  Governale
New Yorkers for Parks
(212) 838-9410 ext. 231

 
GARDENERS RESTORE OUR WORLD
An Exchange of Ideas on Community Gardening and Greening Programs for Cities
at the American Community Gardening Association Conference Offers
 

WHAT: 
Annual American Community Gardening Association Conference
Including groups from Canada, Europe and the United States

"Gardeners Restore Our World "­ conference theme

WHEN: 
Thursday, July 25 ­ Sunday, July 28
Lectures and tours operate from 9 a.m. ­ 9 p.m.

WHERE: 
Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall at Broadway and 115th St.
Tours conducted throughout the five boroughs

FEE: 
Fees ranging from $20.00 - $225.00
Varying upon the participantıs involvement

BACKGROUND:
The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) convenes its annual
conference ­ including groups from Canada, Europe and the United States --
to discuss community gardening and greening programs and to exchange ideas
on improving gardening and open space in urban settings. In recognition of
the important role community gardens and parks played in the uniting and
healing process for New Yorkers following the attack on 9/11, the ACGA
conference is returning to New York City after a 17-year hiatus.

The conference is co-chaired by City of New York Department of Parks &
Recreationıs Greenthumb program and the New York Restoration Project.  It is
hosted by a myriad of groups including: New Yorkers for Parks, a coalition
of civic, greening, recreation and economic development organizations that
serves as an independent watchdog for the people of New York and their
parks. Also by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Brooklyn GreenBridge, Council on the Environment, Green Guerillas,
Horticulture Society of New York, New York Botanical Garden ­ Bronx Green
Up, Neighborhood Open Space Coalition, Municipal Art Society of New York and
Trust for Public Land.

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