West 104th Street Garden

March 17, 2013

April 27: Stand for Our Land

Filed under: Events — by west104garden @ 3:38 pm

Register now for Stand for our Land!

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Join New York City Community Garden Coalition, Fellow Community Gardeners, Parks Advocates, Friends and Allies for…

NYCCGC Forum 2013 :
STAND FOR OUR LAND! MAYORAL FORUM and GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING TEACH-IN

Saturday, April 27th
9:30am – 4:00pm The Cooper Union 7 East 7th Street

Register for the forum today! As always, the NYCCGC annual forum is completely free of cost.

New York City Community Garden Coalition’s Forum 2013 will serve as a platform for mayoral candidates to go on record with their policies on community gardens, parks, and urban agriculture. We will also use this day to organize and inspire the grassroots movement to protect and increase our community gardens and open public spaces so New Yorkers can grow healthy food, learn from one another, celebrate our diversity, and nurture our planet and our communities.

Come to a planning meeting

Join us for our next  Forum planning session on Monday, March 18, 6:00 – 8:00pm, hosted by GrowNYC  – located at 49 Chambers St, Rm 212. This is your opportunity to shape the conversation around the future of our parks and community gardens! Workshop ideas and leaders welcome. Check our website for meeting updates and event announcements. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm, same location.

Don’t forget to register for GrowTogether!

GreenThumb GrowTogether
8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Hostos Community College 500 Grand Concourse – Bronx, NY 10451

Click here to register.

You are invited on March 23 to join thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration at the 29th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether!

GrowTogether 2013 will offer many workshops you may have missed out on in years’ past, like Bees & Beekeeping, Urban Chicken Keeping, and Basics of Community Organizing and will feature favorite workshops from past years, like Seniors Arts and Crafts and Improving your Soil Quality as well as exciting new topics, like A Farmer’s Yoga and many hands on workshops for youth gardeners!

Volunteer to help!

Help out our friends at GreenThumb and volunteer for the 29th Annual GrowTogether Conference! Volunteer opportunities include a Folder Stuffing Party (3/19 10am-6pm – come when you can); and both Spanish Interpretation and General Volunteer Help on the day of the event (3/23 all day). All volunteers must sign up in advance and will receive FREE admission to GrowTogether, breakfast, lunch, a T–shirt, and hopefully a fulfilling experience. Please contact Bianca Bockman (GrowTogether2013@gmail.com) for more information and to sign up.

Ask the city to support GreenThumb

You are all invited to come join GreenThumb and NYC Parks at the New York City Council Fiscal Year 2014 Preliminary Budget Hearing. Parks budget to be covered:

250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

If you plan to testify, remember to ask the City Council to allocate money for GreenThumb. All their money is currently federal and they’re way under-funded…the City needs to start contributing! They’ve never paid for the amazing work that GreenThumb does.

Come to the next general meeting

Once again, NYCCGC will be hosting three general meetings simultaneously in three boroughs. Come to whichever is most convenient for you. Invite your neighbors and fellow gardeners. This meeting is a great opportunity to meet fellow gardeners and discuss common issues. We’ll also be giving legislative updates, membership updates, and, of course, talking about our upcoming forum.

Bronx
Berger Jr. High School
Brook Avenue btw 141 & 142 Street (enter on Brook Avenue)

Brooklyn
Offices of Brooklyn Queens Land Trust
677 Lafayette Avenue (at Marcy)
G train to Bedford Nostrand or #38 bus

Manhattan
Neighborhood Preservation Center
232 E. 11th Street

Join NYCCGC as an official member

Our long-anticipated new sliding-scale membership structure is live! You can sign up as an individual gardener, your whole garden can become members together, or you can join the movement as an ally. For more information, see our membership page.

Become a member TODAY and support NYCCGC, New York City’s independent voice for our community gardens!

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