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Welcome to the Gardens Rising Listserve,

This Listserve will be used exclusively to provide to information the Gardens Rising Project.

Gardens Rising is a Superstorm Sandy inspired - HUD-funded grant through New York State for flood control green infrastructure in our community gardens.

We are at the beginning the first phase of the Gardens Rising. In the First Phase we will develop a Master Plan to construct green infrastructure that will capture storm water in and around our community gardens to ease the burden of heavy runoff and sewer overload. 

We hope you will find this information interesting and that you will share with your fellow gardeners and concerned stakeholders.

As we celebrate the holidays in what has been the warmest year on record in the warmest December ever recorded we are reminded of all that is dear and all the work that needs to be done to preserve our Mother Earth.

Think globally and act locally is what Gardens Rising is all about. The success of Gardens Rising depends upon cooperation and communication. We must do our bit to preserve the rich cultural and diverse community that is the Lower East Side. By working together we can help the environment and improve the lives of our fellow citizens.

Gardens Rising is dependent on each garden making informed decisions. To that end, each garden needs to select a representative to Gardens Rising. The ultimate decisions will be made by a Steering Committee of gardeners elected by gardeners. Please meet and select a garden representative to be part of the process.

Save the dates:
Thursday, January 7, noon to 2pm for the next Round Table discussion around concepts and issues surrounding the Project. Location TBA

AND Saturday, January 9, 2-5pm for a major public meeting. Location TBA

To listen to audio snippets of our first two Round Tables go here

We hope everyone has a Healthy and Happy New Year!

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