01 Aug '11, 3pm

Good news for community gardeners in NYC: 8 Acres of New York City Community Gardens Deeded to Local Land Trusts

Good news for community gardeners in NYC: 8 Acres of New York City Community Gardens Deeded to Local Land Trusts

Carver Community Garden, Harlem, New York. Photo: Mat McDermott Last summer the battle in the New York City community gardens scene was to ensure that the 600-odd community-run green spaces across the City's five boroughs got a fair deal as the regulations governing them got renegotiated. Permanency was the watchword, ensuring that the battles over them that occurred in the Giuliani administration didn't happen again and people remained in control of the spaces which they tend. Now three non-profit organizations are taking community control to another level. For the past decade or so The Trust for Public Land has managed 69 of these spaces--so the fate of these was more certain no matter what happened last year, true. These spaces total about 8 acres, with 40 of them in areas of the city where the nearest other green space is more than a 10 minute walk away. That's the bac...

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