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Re: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #1051 - 2 msgs

  • Subject: [cg] Re: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #1051 - 2 msgs
  • From: maisha mouton <maisha418@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 20:28:29 -0700 (PDT)

Greetings:
Is there anyway we can getting a showing of the award
winning "From Rats to Roses" here in California? Palo
Alto area, by Stanford University. Please let me
know...thanking you in advance.
Maisha Mouton
East Palo Alto Historical and Agricultural Society
2227 Lincoln Street
East Palo Alto 
650-326-7833

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>   1. Little Rock, Arkansas  & NYC Premieres of "From
> Rats to Roses" (Honigman, Adam)
>   2. The Current State of NYC Garden Negotiations
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> Message: 1
> From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
> To: "'community_garden@mallorn.com'"
> <community_garden@mallorn.com>
> Cc: "'tamrave@yahoo.com'" <tamrave@yahoo.com>,
> "'Holly Leicht'"
> <holly@mas.org>,
> "'stevefrillmann@hotmail.com'"
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> "'dbiederman@urbanmgt.com'"
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> Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 18:16:30 -0400
> charset="iso-8859-1"
> Subject: [cg] Little Rock, Arkansas  & NYC Premieres
> of "From Rats to Roses"
> 
> Friends,
> 
> Tamra Raven's award winning NYC community garden
> documentary, " From Rats to
> Roses" will be having two significant premieres this
> month: 
> 
> Friday, May 17, 2002 - In Little Rock, Arkansas
> 
> The Arkansas Hunger Coalition
> "SECURITY CHECK!": FOOD, HUNGER, AND WHAT YOU DO
> EVERY DAY 
> http://www.arkansashunger.org/
> Sixth Annual Statewide Conference for Hunger Relief
> Workers and Nutrition
> Advocates
> Friday, May 17, 2002 
> 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
> University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
> Auditorium 
> 2301 S. University 
> Little Rock, Arkansas 
> During the afternoon, the conference's Video 
> Festival will be showing three
> films:
> 1)" Rats to Roses" a  half-hour documentary film
> that celebrates
>  New York City's community gardens and the dedicated
> volunteers who keep
>  them flourishing. 
>  2) Working from Poverty to Promise"xxOne family's
> struggle for security
> 3) "Building Communities of Hope"xxxHeifer
> International's work in the USA
> 
> In NYC:
> 
> The Municipal Art Society presents the premiere of
> RATS TO ROSES - a
>  half-hour documentary film that celebrates
>  New York City's community gardens and the dedicated
> volunteers who keep
>  them flourishing. 
>  
>  New York City's gardens have provided a haven, a
> sanctuary, and a
>  community center without walls to thousands of New
> Yorkers, particularly
>  low-income people of color. Currently, city
> government is threatening to
>  bulldoze more than half of the 800 community
> gardens in the five boroughs.
>  RATS TO ROSES documents the journey to establish
> and preserve several city
>  gardens and to galvanize support for these precious
> and endangered
>  community treasures.
>  
>  Join us for a premiere screening, followed by a
> discussion with the film
>  maker and community garden activists from around
> the city.
>  Wednesday, May 22
>  6:00 p.m.
>  The Municipal Art Society
>  457 Madison Avenue at 51st Street.
> 
> Best wishes,
> 
> Adam Honigman
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --__--__--
> 
> Message: 2
> From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
> To: "'community_garden@mallorn.com'"
> <community_garden@mallorn.com>
> Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 10:24:48 -0400
> charset="iso-8859-1"
> Subject: [cg] The Current State of NYC Garden
> Negotiations
> 
> Friends,
> 
> This is from Mark Leger, Brooklyn Alliance of
> Neighborhood Garden ( "BANG").
> It is a balanced and I believe accurate report of
> where the negotiating
> process stands today:
> 
> From the Brooklyn Garden Media Collective
> http://www.brooklynbang.org
> 
> Two proposals to settle the community garden lawsuit
> filed by
> State Attorney General Elliott Spitzer are being
> discussed in the
> corridors of power. While the proposals reflect
> different
> philosophies about public land and community
> participation in
> decision-making, it also helps to follow the money.
> 
> At stake are at least $700,000 that the city
> receives every year
> in federal Community Development Block Grants. The
> city has been
> trying for years to get control of these funds. When
> the
> conversation was between the Clinton and Giuliani
> administrations, the money regularly went to
> GreenThumb, the city
> agency that administers its community gardening
> program. Now that
> the conversation is between the Bush and Bloomberg
> administrations, it is very possible that the money
> would be
> dispersed in very new ways.
> 
> Frequently in power struggles such as this, the real
> constituents
> of a program lose out. Proponents try to polarize
> the issue,
> playing one side off against the other, preventing
> the
> exploration of other options and hurting
> concensus-building.
> Before community gardeners pick sides, BANG feels
> that it is
> important we understand the basics of both
> proposals. We've named
> one proposal the Mass Transfer and the other
> Fast-Track
> Legislation.
> 
> Mass Transfer Proposal - The Department of Housing
> Preservation
> and Development (HPD) developed this proposal. If
> accepted,
> the fate of threatened gardens would be settled in
> one action. HPD would get a certain number of
> gardens for
> development. The rest would be transferred to a land
> trust as
> soon as the city could process the paperwork.
> 
> The New York Restoration Project (NYRP), the
> environmental
> organization headed by Bette Midler, has made it
> clear that it
> would accept any land that the city was willing to
> give it. The
> land would be held by its land trust arm, the New
> York Garden
> 
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