April General Meetings

by NYCCGC on April 19, 2016

Dear Gardeners,

Please join us this Thursday for our general meeting, which will be held in two locations - come to whichever is closest to you!

Thursday, April 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Brooklyn
Green Valley Community Garden93 New Lots Ave (map)

Harlem
Brotherhood Sister Sol
(map)

Agenda coming soon.

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Request for Proposals, deadline 4/22/16

by Aziz Dehkan on March 28, 2016

The New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify New York State licensed professional landscape architecture/engineering design, and planning firms best qualified to provide the services necessary for a feasibility study and develop a Master Plan for stormwater capture best practices within the community gardens of the Lower East Side of Manhattan consistent with the requirements of the CDBG-DR funding stream.

The Master Plan will develop a green infrastructure feasibility study to increase the permeability and stormwater capture within forty-seven (47) community gardens located in Community Board 3 and within the boundaries of in the Lower Manhattan NYRCR planning area. The majority of the gardens are located within an area that was severely flooded during Superstorm Sandy and many were directly impacted by the storm.

NYCCGC will select qualified landscape architecture/engineering design, and planning services firms of the highest caliber that employ adequate staff and possess the financial management capacity to be able to focus immediate attention on this project. The successful Respondent will assist NYCCGC with all basic services in accordance with HUD and GOSR requirements and RFP timetables.

For more information regarding the RFP and the Gardens Rising project please visit our website: http://gardensrising.org/2016/03/request-for-proposals-deadline-42216/

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2016 Board Elections & March General Meeting

03.17.2016

Join us for our March general meeting and board elections! A list of candidates and bios are below. Thursday, March 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 E. 11th St., Manhattan In addition to elections, this meeting will cover our usual general meeting topics: updates in community garden preservation cases, any announcements from your garden, etc. […]

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Join our Board of Directors

02.25.2016

2016 ELECTIONS: March General Meeting March 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm 232 E. 11th St., Manhattan Join our board! Help us find the right leaders for growing the movement. NYCCGC’s all volunteer board meets monthly, facilitates monthly general meetings, organizes events, protests, and rallies, and works towards protecting and preserving community gardens across the city. We are especially […]

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Project Manager for Gardens Rising

02.18.2016

Position Available:  Project Manager, Gardens Rising Program Background Since 1996, the New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) has promoted the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.  NYCCGC is the only organization in New York City by and for community gardeners, who often live in low-income communities of […]

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February General Meetings

02.16.2016

Thursday, February 18 Thursday’s general meeting will take place in two locations – join us at whichever is most convenient for you! These meetings will continue efforts to organize community gardens still threatened by the development of HPD land. We will also discuss the upcoming board elections, citywide updates on community garden cases, and the […]

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January General Meeting: 1/21, 6:30pm

01.20.2016

A lot has happened in the last month! 9 community gardens are threatened with demolition, while 34 are moving to Parks. Come hear what the community gardens on HPD land have been doing to organize and about efforts to forge solidarity across movements against gentrification and displacement. There will also be space, as always, for […]

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Community Board 11 Meeting tonight –Tuesday, Jan 19, 6.30 pm

01.19.2016

We’re on the agenda to speak out on saving community gardens from development tonight at the CB 11 meeting. Please show your support for preventing destruction of our community gardens by standing up with us at the Community Board 11 Meeting  tonight –Tuesday, Jan 19, 6.30 pm at the Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital, 1752 Park Ave btw 121 & 122 Streets.

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We’re Looking for Interns

01.14.2016

Position Available:  Intern (Multiple Positions Available) Background Since 1996, the New York City Community Garden Coalition has promoted the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.  NYCCGC is the only organization in New York City by and for community gardeners, who often live in low-income communities of color that […]

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Seven Gardens To Be Destroyed By HPD

12.31.2015

At a meeting on Wednesday December 30, 2015 the NYCCGC community gardeners, and greening groups meet at City Hall to hear the final decision made by the Mayor regarding the issuing of an RFQ to developers to build affordable housing on “vacant” lots throughout the 5 boroughs. Nearly one year ago a large number of […]

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