[permaculture] Sierra Club Chronicles: Rats to Roses - Google Video - threat and loss of the community gardens in New York

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Sat Sep 16 02:25:25 EDT 2006


Sierra Club Chronicles: Rats to Roses - Google Video
<http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=479057311222478241&q=%22sierra+club+chronicles%22>

  This multi-year time arc witnesses the threat and loss of the community gardens in New York - but also the commitment 
and resilience of  ... all » community organizers. Charles Louis founder of the Euclid 500 Gardens, says "these gardens 
have become community centers for people with nowhere else to go."

Since the mid-1970s through the present day, citizens in the most diverse and economically challenged parts of New York 
City have created small oases of hope and safety through some 800 "community gardens." But problems began when 
then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in an attempt to bring in additional revenue for the city, began to offer up the lots - now 
gardens - to housing developers. Community members and activists kicked into gear.  «




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