Due to devastating economic instability, Liberty Green NY Inc. can no longer financially afford to remain at its present location and must vacate on March 31, 2011 or before. It hopes to find a new location so that its remarkable collection of plants, trees and flowers can survive along with its educational and environmental programs.
We, the undersigned friends of Liberty Green NY Inc. and residents of Red Hook and surrounding communities, ask that Liberty Green NY INC. be granted an extension till May 31, 2011 to find an available and suitable new location where it can continue to serve Red Hook and the Brooklyn community as a whole.
For the past four years, Liberty Green NY Inc., located on Pier 41, has generously donated plants and services to schools, community gardens, and inner-city churches in Red Hook and surrounding communities, while hosting educational programming and participating in numerous educational and ecological events.
New York State recently approved Liberty Greens%u2019 application to become a not-for-profit organization to expand its horticultural, environmental and community work in %u201Cgreening our city%u201D by offering classes, hosting educational field trips for NYC schools, and in general enlightening the public.
Sandor Gubis, the creative force behind Liberty Green NY Inc., has been a fixture of Red Hook for over 23 years. He is a vital educational asset to Red Hook and for NYC due to his horticultural knowledge and his active support for community gardens, school gardens, urban horticulture, and urban forestry. Granting him a May 31, 2011 deadline for relocation will ensure that his business and public service survive.
Scientist Chris Atkinson has said, %u201CTrees in the urban environment are a precious resource and add considerably to the quality of life.%u201D The same can be said about Liberty Sunset Gardens! Thank You!
We, the undersigned friends of Liberty Green NY Inc. and residents of Red Hook and surrounding communities, ask that Liberty Green NY INC. be granted an extension till May 31, 2011 to find an available and suitable new location where it can continue to serve Red Hook and the Brooklyn community as a whole.We do not want to see the green movement lose such a valuable asset and we do not want to see all this plant life die.