08 Apr '11, 8pm

Proposed Federal Budget Cuts Threaten the Funding of New York City's Community Gardens: The New York Community G...

This cut is being voted on today! For more information please contact the author: [email protected] The New York Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) – together with City Council Members, non-profit organizations and dozens of community gardeners- rallied against proposed cuts to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, April 5th . These cuts threaten to severely undermine and even eradicate numerous programs including GreenThumb , which according to the NYCCGC’s Board of Directors’ President, Karen Washington, “is the the lifeline for New York City’s community gardens.” The US House of Representatives’ proposed 2012 budget would do away with the remaining 2011 CDBG budget, and drastically reduce it by two-thirds in the future. For GreenThumb, this budget cut may mean that it will lose 60% of its total funding - or in the worst case...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_22971.cfm

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