Oasis 1 & Oasis 2 Garden Fundraiser
- Subject: [cg] Oasis 1 & Oasis 2 Garden Fundraiser
- From: Adam36055@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 13:34:52 EDT
OASIS 1 & OASIS 2 GARDENERS INVITE YOU TO A FUNDRAISER
CELEBRATE MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF COMMUNITY GARDENING ON THE CLINTON URBAN
RENEWAL AREA ("CURA")
DATE: Saturday, September 15, 2001, Noon - 4PM
PLACE: Oasis 1, Tenth Avenue (between 51st & 52nd Streets)
(Raindate: Saturday, September 22, 2001, Noon - 4PM)
Tickets: $ 10
( Seniors/Children $5)
Includes barbecue ( Oasis 1 Pig), salads, dessert & drinks.
Purpose of this Fundaiser:
Proceeds will be used to campaign for permanent community gardens on the NYC
owned Clinton Urban Renewal Area ( 50th - 56th Streets, 10th - 11th Avenues).
Anticipated expenses include legal and design fees.
Oasis 1 and Oasis 2 Gardens were founded in 1979 on rubble-filled NYC owned
lots. Under NYC's Greenthumb Program, volunteers had access to
tool/plant/seed-give-aways and workshops --- intoducing experienced gardeners
to beginners. Until recently, Oasis members have paid a nominal fee for
month-to-month leases, extended at NYC's pleasure.
The land occupied by Oasis 1 will become part of a larger site for affordable
senior housing. We hope to preserve and expand Oasis 2.
Purpose of Oasis Gardens:
The gardens are maintained by volunteers to beautify the neighborhood. The
spaces help unify disparate community groups while encouraging diversity of
expression. Oasis 1 & 2 are safe, open areas where people of all ages work
For more information, please call: Nancy Kyriacou at (212) 541-5996 or
Katherine Gray ( formerly chair of Community Board 4) at (212) 307-9484.
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