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[cg] Standing our Ground - NYC community garden conference and rally 4/9 and 4/10 (fwd)


It's time to celebrate spring with some ole fashion solidarity. If you
support community gardens, youth gardens, senior gardens etc. express your
self to your local representatives, MEDIA (t.v. and print) to let them
know that gardens are important.  The folks in NYC need our national
support to let the Mayor of NYC know that community gardens is a national
issue. 

If you can make it to the conference and/or rally great. If you can't, let
friends, family, collegues you know about it.  If you don't know anybody
on the east coast make it news in your own community.

remember, together we're growing power.

HOPE Finkelstein
Madison, WI


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 23:51:07 EST
From: Causaffect@aol.com
To: thecity@nytimes.com, Causaffect@aol.com
Subject: Standing our Ground - NYC community garden conference and rally 4/9 and 4/10

Cause & Affect press release

3/22/99

Media contact only:
Todd Edelman
212-687-7890 x.244/causaffect@aol.com/causeandaffect@yahoo.com


What: Standing Our Ground!
A Spring Conference and Rally to preserve and celebrate NYC Community Gardens


When/Where:
Conference: April 9, 1999 - 1-6 p.m. - St. Augustine's Church, 290 Henry
Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Rally: April 10, 1999 - 11-3 p.m.- Bryant Park, 42nd St. and 6th Avenue,
Midtown, Manhattan. 


Cost: FREE to all


PUBLIC INFOrmation and to volunteer: 212-420-8651221220-8651420-8651


Manhattan, NYC, April 9 and 10 - Community gardeners, garden supporters and
the general public will attend a two-day event, Standing Our Ground, to show
support for and learn how to permanently preserve these irreplaceable
ecological and cultural treasures of NYC.  The conference and rally include
presentations and speeches by activists, politicians and lots of real
gardeners plus entertainment by live musicians and dancers.

Conference on April 9, 1999 from 1 to 6 p.m. at St. Augustine's Church, 290
Henry Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan. 
	Gardeners, politicians and garden supporters will present information about
keeping gardens alive. Details will be announced soon.

Rally on April 10, 1999 from 11-3 p.m. at Bryant Park, 42nd St. and 6th
Avenue, Midtown, Manhattan.  
	Performers include: Ricon Criollo - Bronx gardeners who traditional Puerto
Rican dance and music; John Russo Project - the sounds of peace from the Upper
West Side; and Earth Celebrations' puppets; other performers to be confirmed.
	Speakers include: Velmanette Montgomery and John Sampson, New York State
Senators who have introduced legislation to protect gardens; and  Richard
Brodsky, New York State Assemblyman; other speakers to be confirmed.

sponsored by the NYC Community Garden Coalition, NYC Environmental Justice
Alliance, and the Community Garden Committee of the NYC Sierra Club





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