Hello from the Acres!

We know it’s been a while, and a lot has happened. So here’s the news in brief:

462 Halsey Community Garden is open – bring your compost!
FEEDback Farms is approved to use 3 lots in Carroll Gardens! So cool — they are “A Small Green Patch” on facebook.
— NYC Department of Environmental Protection is moving towards community access at Myrtle Village Green – they have leveled the ground and put in a fence. Myrtle Village Green will be having its next general meeting on Sunday, January 15 in Wallabout Village/North Bed Stuy/East Clinton Hill.
The Java Street Garden Collaborative is well on its way — Community Board hearing in January! Plan to come to the meeting in support when it’s announced!

— THIS COMING SUNDAY, a Vacant Public Land Visioning Session at the Occupy Wall Street Holiday Bazaar, 4pm, 175 Frost Street, Brooklyn. Come!
— LAST WEEK, 596 Acres labeled vacant land in East New York owned by Housing Preservation and Development in tandem with OccupyHomes. It was fun & really wonderful to add a little texture to what was already a fantastic action.

Join a community organizing in your neighborhood!
— Request a Visioning Session for your community! We’ll talk about possibilities and see what land is empty near your ‘hood.
Give 596 Acres a few of your dollars, tax-free, finally – and before 2011 is over! 596 Acres is set up to accept your donations. Your dollars will be used to fund ink for more beautiful handmade signs, stickers, neighborhood-specific maps, more broadsheets, improvements to online tools and materials for future Vacant Public Land Visioning Sessions. The project tiny so your smallest contributions make the largest difference (tax-deductible, thanks to IOBY!).
— Follow the Policies for a Shareable City series — we’re in there! There’s been some other very nice press this fall, too.
Follow us on facebook – we’re still there.

Together — let’s envision a commons.

In hope, love, seasonal bliss,


…. you can’t hold back spring …

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