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News from the Acres - July 30, 2015 30 July 2015

see you in september! On Monday evening at the Green and Government Club of PS 146 held an event in the pavedtriangular Department of Transportation-owned lot where Coles Street meets Hamilton Avenue in Brooklyn to raise community support for the native plant and butterfly garden the students envision in its ... read the rest

News from the Acres - July 23, 2015 23 July 2015

FRIDAY! 596 *FUN*RAISER With 596 Acres help, New Yorkers have turned 32 vacant lots into community parks, gardens, and gathering spaces since 2011. That's a lot of new growing beds and new friendships! We need your support so that we can help even more of our neighbors replace vacant lots ... read the rest

News from the Acres - July 16, 2015 16 July 2015

PARTY WITH 596! (KIDS GET IN FREE!) With 596 Acres help, New Yorkers have turned 32 vacant lots into community parks, gardens, and gathering spaces since 2011. That's a lot of new growing beds and new friendships! We need your support so that we can help even more of our ... read the rest

News from the Acres - July 9, 2015 09 July 2015

FUNraiser tickets now available! 596 ACRES SUMMER *FUN*RAISER We're looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday, July 24th at the 596 Acres' Summer *FUN*raiser, 7pm to 2am at the Gowanus Studio Space (166 7th Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) in Brooklyn. PRE-ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Join the Facebook event, ... read the rest

News from the Acres - July 2, 2015 02 July 2015

summer *fun*raiser - friday, july 24th!!! 596 ACRES SUMMER *FUN*RAISER On Friday, July 24th support 596 Acres continuing work to cultivate green spaces from vacant land by joining us in raising funds and fun at the 596 Acres' Summer *FUN*raiser from 7 pm to 2 am at Gowanus Studio Space ... read the rest

News from the Acres - June 25, 2015 25 June 2015

today at 2 pm: emergency meeting at maple street community garden!!! EMERGENCY MEETING FOR MAPLE STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN THIS AFTERNOON!Yesterday an Emergency Order was drawn up by lawyers of Housing Urban Development LLC, a company claiming to own the property that Maple Street Community Garden (237 Maple Street near Rogers ... read the rest

News from the Acres - June 18, 2015 18 June 2015

community boards supporting community land! Thanks, Patchen Community Square (at the corner of Patchen and Putnam Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn), for hosting 596 Acres' general meeting this past Saturday!UPDATE: GARDENS AT RISKLast Thursday night Brooklyn Community Board 8 voted in favor of sending a letter to Housing Preservation and Development ... read the rest

News from the Acres - June 11, 2015 11 June 2015

596 acres general meeting: this saturday, june 13th at 3 pm in brooklyn SEE YOU SATURDAY!Our next general meeting for aspiring and seasoned land stewards is this Saturday, June 13 at 3pm!Whether you're stuck in the middle of a land access campaign or just curious about how to get started, ... read the rest

News from the Acres - June 4, 2015 04 June 2015

tonight: #hpdgardens hanging out with the van allen institute #HPDLISTGARDENS AT THE VAN ALLEN INSTITUTETONIGHT, Thursday, June 4th from 7 pm to 9 pm 596 Acres and gardeners from a few of the at-risk #hpdlist gardens in Brooklyn will be part of the Van Allen Institute's HANGOUTS! A Medley of ... read the rest

News from the Acres - May 28, 2015 28 May 2015

THIS WEEKEND AT IDEAS CITY: LAND ACCESS IN THE L.E.S. & FREE SOIL TESTING! TONIGHT: FIRST MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF THE NYC REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COOPERATIVEThe first membership meeting of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (REIC) will be on TONIGHT, THURSDAY, May 28th at from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ... read the rest

News from the Acres - May 21, 2015 21 May 2015

spring into action: future and existing projects to support! HELP KICK OFF SPRING BY SUPPORTING THESE GARDENS AT RISK!Harlem Valley Garden, Harlem Grown, and Electric Ladybug Garden are three Harlem gardens within Manhattan Community District 10 that are on Housing Preservation and Development's list of 181 City-owned properties available for ... read the rest

News from the Acres - May 14, 2015 14 May 2015

solar-powered cart needs a garden home! Thanks for all who came out to the 596 Acres general meeting last Thursday night! It was a great conversation around Housing Preservation and Development's halt on issuing interim-use licenses for the creation of community gardens. We chatted about how gardens at risk can ... read the rest

News from the Acres - May 7, 2015 07 May 2015

TONIGHT: 596 GENERAL MEETING, 7 PM, 540 PRESIDENT STREET, BROOKLYN! JOIN US TONIGHT AT 7 PM: 596 ACRES' NEXT GENERAL MEETING FOCUSING ON HPDRecently, Housing Preservation and Development (with control over approximately half of the vacant public land Citywide) has stopped issuing interim-use licenses for the creation of community gardens. ... read the rest

News from the Acres - April 30, 2015 30 April 2015

free soil! a real estate cooperative! & more! BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR!We are working every day toward community control of public assets. Without your help, we couldn't continue to help neighbors access vacant, public land or continue to strategize with you about other incarnations of the commons! Please supporting 596 ... read the rest

News from the Acres - April 23, 2015 23 April 2015

gardens are worth saving! Last Saturday's Bike Ride for Gardens at Risk was a hit! The photo above is from the garden stop over atMaple Street Community Garden, where gardeners shared the history of the space and recapped the current battle they are fighting in court. To see more photos ... read the rest