Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Upcoming Meeting for New Community Garden at MLK Rail Station

Hi All,

If you’re receiving this message, it is because you have expressed interest in helping with the planning and organizing of the MLK Community Garden, which will be created by and for your community adjacent to Sustainable Food Center’s new training facility (at the M Station MetroRail Station). Thank you for your interest in this project!

This project has been on hold for the past several months due to barriers related to land access and city permitting, but we are now ready to move forward. If all goes as planned, city permits will be approved in time for a groundbreaking event in May 2012, and first planting in the fall of 2012!

The preliminary garden design, which was created based on input from many of you at a Community Discussion in June of 2010, is on paper, but the most important aspects of this brand-new community garden have yet to be planned. This is an exciting juncture, and this is where you come in!

The goals of this Community Leaders Meeting will be:

1) To begin to establish leadership/planning team for the garden
2) To bring the garden community (you) up to speed on the project progress/timeline
3) To strategize about how to engage the broader community (to recruit more leaders & gardeners)

We will also establish a regular date and time for monthly meetings moving forward.

If you know of others who you think would be interested in helping to bring this community garden to fruition, please pass this invitation along to them!

If you have any questions, please contact me. If you would like to be removed from this contact list, please let me know.

Best,
Sari

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