From the April 27 NYC CGC (Community Garden Coalition) Annual “Stand for our Land” event

NYC CGC MISSION: LONGTERM LIFE and PRESERVATION OF COMMUNITY GARDENS is the mission of NYC CGC.

NYC CGC grew out of the 1990s when community volunteers had to learn, practically overnight, on how organize, lobby, and defend their gardens from real estate developers. What began as a collection of community members of two decades ago has grown to become a collection of community gardens, well organized, strong, and representative of the five boroughs. They also made reference to Pete Seeger and Bette Midler who have supported the gardens and organizations that support the gardens. Continue reading