Happy new moon. We are less than two months away. You are very invited to the next key meeting. We are putting together the mayoral questionnaire, RFPing the afternoon grassroots workshops, and growing the forum.
We will be hosting the forum at Cooper Union's Great Hall on Saturday, April 27th, 2013.
The Next Planning Meeting is this coming Monday March 18th at 6pm (5.30 for yummy snacks) at the GrowNYC offices 49 Chamber Street New York, New York 10007, Room 212
Please register (buy free ticket) to let us know you are coming and want to participate.
Feel free to bring a favorite snacks/juice to share.
Also mark your calender for follow up meeting on Thursday April the 4th, 6pm
Thanks so much for what you do.
Peas and Justice,
NYCCGC Forum Committee
NYCCGC Board member
Here's some background on us and what we are planning:
The Forum: STAND FOR OUR LAND! MAYORAL FORUM and GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING TEACH-IN
Our annual forum this year will be co-sponsored by many grassroots environmental and people's rights groups, highlighting the overlaps between community gardens, parks, public open spaces and other health, environmental, political and social justice issues including hunger, democratic use of public land, food sovereignty, and food justice.
Morning Session: (9.30-Noon) Keynote Speaker. Awards Ceremony. Mayoral candidates panel discussion.
Free Lunch (12-1.30)
Afternoon Session: (1.30-4)We will also be hosting workshops and break-out groups in the afternoon. Door prizes announced. Closing.
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.