City of New York has recognized the significance of community gardens in the
same way the the United States of America recognizes it's native Americans :"No
more smallpox filled blankets anymore, we'll say nice things about you in
the press, but still take your land if we want it ...and make pius
noises when people are looking."
still pissed-off at how gardeners are screwed in the fine print. It will
take a lot of us a goodwhile to cool-off. Maybe when we see the flowers and food
growing in the gardens that do survive a few years down the road.
If you want to translate and disseminate
Sarah Ferguson's copyrighted article, you will need to contact City Limits
Weekly for permission.
York, NY 10005
read Sarah Ferguson's article in City Limits Weekly. Although I feel with
minding a patch of land that is still up for development
without review, I
feel that the agreement found now is a very positive
signal as far as
recognizing the significance of these urban spaces
not only to the people
that regularly use it, but to the whole city and
I hope that many of those some 100 gardens subject to
review in the local
planning boards will survive and also that at least
some activists on those
lots subject to immediate development will
find an agreement with
Of course I´m most happy about
all the gardens that will be saved for sure.
Our thoughts were with you for
many years and perhaps this positive - even
though nonmaterial -
effort has contributed in some way or another.
I want to translate and
publish Sarah's article in our quarterly
magazine "Space!" (Platz
da!)- which we distribute on a non-for-profit base
to activists of Berlin's
adventure playground and city farm association.
Greetings to all
gardeners from Berlin-Kreuzberg, home of the first green MP voted directly by
the people to the Bundestag (federal assembly of
Association of adventure playgrounds and children's farms in
Kremmener Str. 9
10435 Berlin, Germany
fon ++49-30-442 37
fax ++49-30-449 01 67