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Fwd: (Public.Spaces) Green Guerillas WTC Proposal

  • Subject: [cg] Fwd: (Public.Spaces) Green Guerillas WTC Proposal
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 17:45:18 EST

Thought you might find this of interest - Green Guerillas is a famous cg group here in NYC.

GG Proposal

Best wishes,
Adam Honigman

Subj: (Public.Spaces) Green Guerillas WTC Proposal
Date: 10/29/03 1:15:55 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: up@treerunner.com
Reply-to: public.spaces@topica.com
To: public.spaces@topica.com
Sent from the Internet



Hi all. The below article may be of interest. If you think the proposal
is worth it's salt there is a petition to sign.
cheers,
kevin

http://www.greenguerillas.org/updates-item.asp?ID=3D102=20

Growing New Life at Ground Zero

An Urban Farm &Gardens Memorial at the World Trade Center

Proposals for rebuilding the World Trade Center unveiled a collective
vision of towering skyscrapers, amphitheaters and broad avenues. Almost
completely missing from these plans was an essential component - a
connection to the earth. Consider adding something to the mix: An Urban
Farm to be built on a portion of the trade center site. Individuals can
send handfuls of earth from neighborhoods, farms and backyards across
the country, thereby building the garden from the soil of the entire
nation. This will be done in the spirit of honoring people of our local
and global community that lost their lives on September 11th. The soil
and seeds sent from all over the world will be both a symbolic and
tangible way for people touched by tragedy to mend broken hearts and
broken land into a place where we plant hope, new life and nurture the
earth with our work and collaboration.

An Urban Farm and Gardens woven into the fabric of the memorial site
will add a dimension of ongoing life and provide a living display of
cultures through the diversity of plants and visitors. A World Trade
Center Urban Farm could be a gathering place, a sanctuary and a cultural
and social center as important for the health of Manhattan's civic life
as its art museums, concert halls, theatres and restaurants. The Gardens
could be a model and symbol of the spirit of the American people
bringing forth life and nourishment from the rubble of hate and
destruction.

The sites of the original twin towers will serve as contemplative
gardens with lush green plantings and visual access to the memorial
walls and waterfall feature. Low seating walls will enclose the central
plazas, providing places to sit and accommodate large gatherings. Groves
of trees may be planted and cared for by families and friends of the
victims of the tragedy. Within each area and throughout the gardens,
seating alcoves will be created to give small groups a place to gather.
The North and South Gardens are integrated into the overall form of the
memorial site and linked by a common radial form walkway and main
promenade that leads visitors through the Urban Farm and Garden.

Two to three acres can feed hundreds of people, provide employment and
connect New Yorkers to the source of their food and the earth itself. As
a generator of jobs and local produce, the site can demonstrate that a
successful economy with local roots can be an important pebble in the
global pond. Restaurant owners who were part of the healing force in the
days following September 11th may participate as producers and consumers
of herbs, vegetables and fruit from the gardens. A Market and Education
Center could be an integral part of the neighborhood and ordinary
workday, bringing people together through classes and celebrations
focusing on gardening and cooking.

Imagine an orchard with varieties of apples, cherries and other fruit
trees where people could stroll down the paths enjoying the shade and
witnessing the gradual cycle from flower to fruit. Consider walking in
the middle of winter in a conservatory filled with earthy smells and the
brilliant colors of an array of fresh vegetables and flowers. Outdoor
gardens could offer visitors the opportunity to walk through lush
plantings of herbs, berries, cut flowers and a full range of seasonal
vegetables. This working Urban Farm project is unique in its ability to
engage local residents, workers, non-profit agencies, community leaders
and schools, as well as volunteers from across the United States, in its
creation and ongoing care.

It is not enough to consecrate this sacred ground with steel and
concrete and extraordinary architecture. As a nation, we must honor the
lives lost with seeds planted in their memories -seeds that will live,
grow and flourish, bringing hope and lifting our collective and
individual spirit. We are called to create a place of healing for the
hearts, minds and souls of people who come to seek solace and find
common ground that serves as both a final resting place and a
life-giving environment for people, plants and renewal.

The Urban Farm &Gardens Memorial is a place for people ...

Healing Gardens for visitors and people who work and live in Lower
Manhattan
Grove of Memorial Trees  planted and cared for by families and friends
of the victims of September 11th
Living Display of Cultures brought together by the World Trade Center
Working Urban Farm that produces fruit, vegetables and herbs for
restaurants and people who live and work in Lower Manhattan
Vital Green Space that spurs the local economy, creates jobs and
encourages civic participation
Project that Engages residents, local nonprofits, community leaders,
schools and volunteers from around the United States in its creation and
care=20


--- Begin Message ---
  • Subject: (Public.Spaces) Green Guerillas WTC Proposal
  • From: kevin lahoda up@treerunner.com
  • Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 14:46:05 -0500
Hi all. The below article may be of interest. If you think the proposal
is worth it's salt there is a petition to sign.
cheers,
kevin

http://www.greenguerillas.org/updates-item.asp?ID=3D102=20

Growing New Life at Ground Zero

An Urban Farm & Gardens Memorial at the World Trade Center

Proposals for rebuilding the World Trade Center unveiled a collective
vision of towering skyscrapers, amphitheaters and broad avenues. Almost
completely missing from these plans was an essential component - a
connection to the earth. Consider adding something to the mix: An Urban
Farm to be built on a portion of the trade center site. Individuals can
send handfuls of earth from neighborhoods, farms and backyards across
the country, thereby building the garden from the soil of the entire
nation. This will be done in the spirit of honoring people of our local
and global community that lost their lives on September 11th. The soil
and seeds sent from all over the world will be both a symbolic and
tangible way for people touched by tragedy to mend broken hearts and
broken land into a place where we plant hope, new life and nurture the
earth with our work and collaboration.

An Urban Farm and Gardens woven into the fabric of the memorial site
will add a dimension of ongoing life and provide a living display of
cultures through the diversity of plants and visitors. A World Trade
Center Urban Farm could be a gathering place, a sanctuary and a cultural
and social center as important for the health of Manhattan's civic life
as its art museums, concert halls, theatres and restaurants. The Gardens
could be a model and symbol of the spirit of the American people
bringing forth life and nourishment from the rubble of hate and
destruction.

The sites of the original twin towers will serve as contemplative
gardens with lush green plantings and visual access to the memorial
walls and waterfall feature. Low seating walls will enclose the central
plazas, providing places to sit and accommodate large gatherings. Groves
of trees may be planted and cared for by families and friends of the
victims of the tragedy. Within each area and throughout the gardens,
seating alcoves will be created to give small groups a place to gather.
The North and South Gardens are integrated into the overall form of the
memorial site and linked by a common radial form walkway and main
promenade that leads visitors through the Urban Farm and Garden.

Two to three acres can feed hundreds of people, provide employment and
connect New Yorkers to the source of their food and the earth itself. As
a generator of jobs and local produce, the site can demonstrate that a
successful economy with local roots can be an important pebble in the
global pond. Restaurant owners who were part of the healing force in the
days following September 11th may participate as producers and consumers
of herbs, vegetables and fruit from the gardens. A Market and Education
Center could be an integral part of the neighborhood and ordinary
workday, bringing people together through classes and celebrations
focusing on gardening and cooking.

Imagine an orchard with varieties of apples, cherries and other fruit
trees where people could stroll down the paths enjoying the shade and
witnessing the gradual cycle from flower to fruit. Consider walking in
the middle of winter in a conservatory filled with earthy smells and the
brilliant colors of an array of fresh vegetables and flowers. Outdoor
gardens could offer visitors the opportunity to walk through lush
plantings of herbs, berries, cut flowers and a full range of seasonal
vegetables. This working Urban Farm project is unique in its ability to
engage local residents, workers, non-profit agencies, community leaders
and schools, as well as volunteers from across the United States, in its
creation and ongoing care.

It is not enough to consecrate this sacred ground with steel and
concrete and extraordinary architecture. As a nation, we must honor the
lives lost with seeds planted in their memories -seeds that will live,
grow and flourish, bringing hope and lifting our collective and
individual spirit. We are called to create a place of healing for the
hearts, minds and souls of people who come to seek solace and find
common ground that serves as both a final resting place and a
life-giving environment for people, plants and renewal.

The Urban Farm & Gardens Memorial is a place for people ...

Healing Gardens for visitors and people who work and live in Lower
Manhattan
Grove of Memorial Trees  planted and cared for by families and friends
of the victims of September 11th
Living Display of Cultures brought together by the World Trade Center
Working Urban Farm that produces fruit, vegetables and herbs for
restaurants and people who live and work in Lower Manhattan
Vital Green Space that spurs the local economy, creates jobs and
encourages civic participation
Project that Engages residents, local nonprofits, community leaders,
schools and volunteers from around the United States in its creation and
care=20

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