A petition in defense of a small, beautiful gardening effort in a big city

I am a passionate raised bed gardener in the Bronx;  time in the garden is truly my heart's work, a peaceful centering hobby, that provides personal solace and opportunity for a close intimate relationship with the earth.

My garden beds offer a small, profound beauty in the arrray of vegetables herbs and flowers  and have come to mean a great deal to all who visit, to my family and those in my community.

Throughout the season, I regularly photograph the growth of the garden beds from early spring to fall's end, from seed or plant start to bloom or harvest, and share the pictures with many in my immediate community, fellow New Yorkers and others across the country. Even some people from other parts of the world have viewed the photographs! 

Many never knew that such glorious projects even existed in NYC!

The photographs are so beautiful and enchanting, always eliciting wonderful responses, bringing so much pleasure to all of us. The garden helps to demonstrate that busy New Yorkers take a break now to breath a moment of what we all share together.

But my gardening there and these many smiles and the sharing of such beauty may be at risk.

Would you please help me keep my garden beds growing by just signing this petition? And if you like, add a comment.

Please, your signature would really help me and my gardening efforts. Together we can keep a small area of blossoming nature and beauty in our big city world.

Update #21 years ago
Dear petition signers
In NYC over 550 community gardens operate on public land. Mine is one Sometimes in our urban gardens, dysfunction and discord occurs and may become untenable. Gardeners suffer Gardens suffer. Communities suffer. Good governance supports for the gardens we all enjoy, value and cherish is vitally important. The Norwood News (Bronx) reports on this issue The reader comments are very special. http://www.norwoodnews.org/id=25546&story=battle-sprouts-at-risse-street-garden/
Update #12 years ago
To everyone who has signed shared and commented on this petition thus far: THANK YOU !!! My heart is full with gratitude ( have shed a few tears ) I am in awe!! We're over 20,000 signatures! Only Day 9 !! I am heartened to see the many who understand the value of gardening, moved by the outpouring of support for my Bronx raised bed gardening and its continuance where it is, and inspired by the interest in and support for community gardening in general. Keep it going my friends Deep love
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