Today is the last day to register to speak at tomorrow's hearings on proposed rules that will govern more than half of NYC's community gardens. The New York City Community Gardeners Coalition (NYCCGC) has all the details on their Web site. The deadline for submitting written comments is tomorrow, coinciding with the public hearing.
Many other groups are also joining together for rallies and other events to show support for NYC's community gardens. Even if you're not inspired to speak or write, please come out to show your support.
Monday, August 9Register to speak by calling (212) 360-1335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Spoken testimony will be limited to 3 minutes.
Tuesday, August 10What: PEP RALLY
Where: Elliot Chelsea Green Grounds
425 West 25th St (9th-10th Aves.), Manhattan
What: Public Hearing (you must register today to speak)
Where: Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th Street, Manhattan
Related ContentCommunity Gardeners at City Hall, 2010-08-05
Gardens Supporters Press Conference, 8/4, at City Hall, 2010-08-02
Proposed NYC Rules Threaten Community Gardens, 2010-07-27
Other Community Garden posts
LinksTake Action: Parks' Policy Change Threatens Community Gardens, NYC Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC)
Coalition Seeks More Protection For Community Gardens, Raanan Geberer, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 2010-08-06
Gardens of Fear: Community planters fret over new rules, Erin Durking, NY Daily News, 2010-08-11
NYRP Testifies on Behalf of NYC Community Gardens, New York Restoration Project, 2010-08-16