Tuesday, April 26, 2016

HELP OUR GARDEN GROW! Spring Update + GoFundMe Campaign

Hello, and happy spring!

We have some great news to share: our eviction was overturned in court last fall! That means we can look forward to another season in the garden this year, and our gates will remain open to the public as a place to relax, grow food, and reconnect with nature.

Now that we're back on the land, we're even more stoked to make the garden better than ever! There's a real chance we could become eligible to become a land trust garden in the next couple years, which would permanently preserve the space as a community garden. But to do that, we need your help.

We are excited to announce the launching of our GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the Eldert Street Garden's 2016 growing season. Anything helps, big or small. We're working to raise $1,500 in two weeks to help us pay for making basic repairs in the garden, and building new raised beds for neighborhood residents to grow in. Please help if you can!

It's been a challenging year, and there's no way we would be where we are today--looking forward to another great season in the garden--without our amazing lawyer, Paula Segal of 596 Acres. Paula generously donated her time and expertise and worked tirelessly for us in court. We are also grateful for the support of our community members and Council Member Rafael Espinal.

For more about our plans for the garden and to donate, check out the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/eldertstreetgarden

Thank you for your continued support!

-The Eldert Street Garden crew