Friday, March 9, 2018

Save the Gardens, Save the Commons Ride

From Harlem to Coney Island and all over New York City, the city is slowly privatizing the commons.  Community spaces are being sold off to the highest bidders, green spaces bulldozed to make way to condos. 

Join us March 25th at 1 PM at Elizabeth Street Garden, a green community space threatened with development, although there are countless other alternate spaces nearby which could offer more space for housing.

We will ride to Siempre Verde Community Garden and then to the Bushwich City Farm. Since 2011, the Stockton Street location of Bushwick City Farm (BCF) has been a great benefit to the local community by providing free organic food, youth education, a demographic-spanning gathering place, and a green oasis in a densely urban area. The farm is now facing sudden eviction by the land owner, who wants to develop the land.

Sign this petition to show that you are committed to supporting community spaces like Bushwick City Farm, whose presence helps to improve local health and provide a community gathering place as well as a safe place for neighborhood kids to play. Bushwick City Farm is a sorely needed and deeply loved community resource.

Where: Elizabeth Street Garden,
Elizabeth Street (between Prince & Spring streets)
When: 1 PM, March 25th,2018

Ending at Bushwich City Farm in Brooklyn for a garden party.  Sundays are regular work days in the garden, so there is opportunity to meet the neighbors, hang out in the gazebo built by a local middle school classroom, or help with springtime farm chores.

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