Recap: NYCCGC Rally & Press Conference at City Hall

Many thanks to all who came out in support of our community gardens on Wednesday, August 4, 2010. It was a great day, with NYCCGC welcoming musicians, children, gardeners young and old, and representatives from New Yorkers for Parks, Green Guerillas, Sunshine Farms, East New York Farms!, Sustainable Flatbush, More Gardens!, Hattie Carthan Community Garden and Market, EcoStation: NY, Carrie McCracken Garden, Just Food, and El Flamboyan Garden.

We were all glad to see Speaker Christine Quinn, who stopped by to voice her support, along with Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, a staunch ally and Chair of the NYC Council Parks & Recreation Committee.

Thanks also to the media for recognizing the importance of this issue!

The New York Times Keeping the Gardens Green
Wall Street Journal Gardeners Root for City Patches
The New York Times Coming to the Defense of Community Gardens
amNY Green groups fear new community garden rules
NBC New York Community Garden Advocates Demand Parks Protections
DNAinfo Community Gardeners Rally in Front of City Hall...
East Villager Gardeners are ready to dig in and fight city’s new rules
CBS New York Demonstrators Disapprove Of Proposed NYC Park Rules
The Villager Parks chief: ‘We like the gardens’ The event was also covered by WBAI, 1010 WINS, and WCBS 880

Photos by Barbara Ross / Time's Up
Photos by Marina Ortiz
Photos by NYCCGC