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Two exciting lunches at BLS this Wednesday

If you are interested in community gardens in New York City or the intersections of food and the law, then there are two interesting lunches happening this week that may interest you.  (And if you are interested in both community gardens and food and the law, then unfortunately, you may have a tough choice.)

The State of Community Gardens, Wednesday (10/20) – 12:30-2PM (in the Subotnick Center)

On Wednesday, the Environmental Law Society and the Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program are presenting The State of Community Gardens.  We will have an opportunity to learn about the history of community gardens in New York, hear about the impact of the recent expiration of the 2002 Community Gardens Agreement, and discuss the future of this unique urban land use.

The speakers include attorneys Christopher Amato of the Department of Environmental Conversation and Christopher Reo of the New York City Law Department, both of whom were actively involved in reaching the 2002 Community Gardens Agreement.

Please rsvp to Lee Miller if you would like to attend.


NLG World Food
Day Panel – Wednesday (10/20) – 1-2 PM (Student Lounge)

Join the National Lawyer’s Guild to learn about the intersections between food and the law.  Speakers will include: Marianne Cufone of Food and Water Watch; Professor Marsha Garrison of Brooklyn Law School; and Joel Kupferman of the New York Environmental Law & Justice Project.

Lunch will be served, but please bring a can of food or a dollar to donate to programs that help to feed the hungry in New York City.

And please sign the petition to end world hunger:  www.1billionhungry.org

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Town hall meeting on New York City’s Community Gardens!

NYCCGC Town Hall Meeting Saturday, October 2, 2010 @ The New School Wollman Hall 66 W. 12th St, 5th Floor 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Please join us for this important discussion of the “new rules” and the future of our city’s community gardens.

Tickets are free – click here to make a reservation!<http://nyccgctownhall.eventbrite.com/>

On October 2, 2010, the New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) will convene a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the recently published “new rules” for community gardens on City land set to go into effect on October 13, 2010, as well as look to alternative legal strategies for long-term preservation.

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