Happy Spring Equinox.
We are about one month away from our forum and need you on board! We are putting together a mayoral questionnaire, designing afternoon workshops, and organizing the many responsibilities of the running of the forum.
The New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) and you, our growing allies are hosting an all-day mayoral forum and grassroots organizing event at Cooper Union's Great Hall on Saturday, April 27th, 2013.
The Next Planning Meeting is this coming Thursday April 4th at 6pm (5.30 for early snacks) at the GrowNYC offices 49 Chamber Street New York, New York 10007, Room 212
Please let us know as soon as you can if you are coming and want to participate.
Here's some background on us and what we are planning:
NYCCGC is an all volunteer community gardener membership group, representing our city's over 15,000 community gardeners. Our mission is to promote the preservation of our city's community gardens, to help communities find more gardens, and to empower our communties, through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.
Our annual forum this year will be co-sponsored by many grassroots environmental and people's rights groups, highlighting the overlaps between community gardens and other health, environmental, and social justice issues including hunger, democratic use of public land, food sovereignty, and food justice.
Morning Session: Keynote Speaker. Awards Ceremony. All attending mayoral candidates are invited to a panel discussion.
We will also be hosting workshops and break-out groups in the afternoon.
Mark your calender for the next follow up meeting: Thursday April 14th, 6pm
Thanks so much for what you do.
Peas and Justice,
NYCCGC Forum Committee
NYCCGC Board member