Queens Garden to Host NYCCGC’s September Gathering of Gardeners

by NYCCGC on September 10, 2011

Dunton Community Garden
Thursday, September 15
6:30 – 8:30pm
143 – 01 Shore Avenue
Jamaica, Queens • map
rain or shine 

Join NYCCGC and gardeners from across New York City for the final general meeting of the season (all good gardeners know that summer does not end on Labor Day!). This summer’s al fresco sessions have taken us to Harlem, South Bronx, Central Brooklyn, and now, Queens. We have had the opportunity to meet new faces, see new (and old) spaces, and share stories with our fellow gardeners.

About Dunton Community Garden: This community hub was founded in  1984, and is an active member of the Brooklyn-Queens Land Trust. For community garden newbies, the Brooklyn-Queens Land Trust is a nonprofit organization formed by The Trust for Public Land after they rescued 63 gardens from Mayor Giuliani’s auction block in 1999, an historic event. New York Restoration Project also stepped up the the plate, purchasing 51 gardens for preservation.

“TPL’s 1999 acquisition of 62 (sic) community gardens slated for destruction was the single largest nonprofit initiative in America to preserve urban gardens” (to quote Urban Habitat’s excellent Race Poverty and the Environment site). You can read more about TPL & BQLT here.

The garden’s caretakers, Dunton Block and Civic Association, was founded in the late 1970s, oversees several green spaces in the area.

Come share stories of how you and your garden weathered the earthquake and hurricane of Summer 2011!

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