I lived in NYC for many years and have recently moved to LA, and am working
on community gardens here and watching in horror as giuliani destroys the
most wonderful places in my home town.
I completely agree that folks with lots of money buying community gardens
is not a sustainable solution and that the gardeners are the heros. So very
much so. The garden I am a member of in LA is in danger too (private land
being sold out from under us), and several others, and we on the LA Garden
Council are trying to pressure the city now into making a mission statement
supporting community gardens, etc, in other words force their hand before
crisis - ie learn from nyc!
But all that said, I was so happy yesterday, just a couple of hours to stop
fretting and freaking, and say, ah...112 gardens are safe for now.
Important to take a moment to thank celebrity friends with good action, as
well as all those who have fought and spoken up and worked to make this
happen. Especially Greenthumb and Green Guerillas who do amazing and
important work. Giuliani is still an ass, the gardens are still in danger,
we still must fight...but wonderful sustainable ag activists, we should not
deprive ourselves of a few moments of joy too! Some gardens were saved,
let's smell the flowers, sit on the benches, take off our shoes, and
breathe. From the joy, we will keep fighting.
Community Food Security Project
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