Sunday, March 2

NY Times Op-Ed & Garden Talk

Read this great NY Times op-ed by a Midwestern vegetable farmer on how government rules and subsidies prevent the development of small farms.

Also, mark your calendars for this community garden dicussion ON CAMPUS this week:

On Wednesday, March 5th at 7pm, join Greenhouse for dinner and discussion about community gardens in New York City. Community gardens in the city do more than provide green space: they are a focal point around which community members unite, and play key roles in the struggle against gentrification and environmental racism. In East Harlem alone, there are currently over 21 community gardens in danger of being bulldozed for development. Come to learn about the history of the community garden movement and the role that these gardens play in city justice. Joining us will be Aresh Javadi of More Gardens!, a local coalition that fights to preserve existing community gardens and to create new greenspace in New York City. More Gardens! also runs summer programs for youth in the Bronx and works with public schools to develop environmental curriculum and school gardens. Anthony Bowman is president of the Nueva Esperanza Community Garden, a decades-old East Harlem community garden that was sold to private developers and taken over last year. The event will be in 628 Kent. Save the date, time and also some room in your stomachs!

Don't forget--WWOOF panel at 8pm tonight in Lerner (see prior post) and FSP meeting at 9pm in Math 520. See you there!


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