New BQLT Partnership!
We are extremely excited to announce our new partnership with the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, an organization that stewards 37 different gardens in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Their gardens serve as classrooms, food production sites (over 92% of their gardens grow fruits and vegetables), community spaces, and active green spaces, and the majority are located in low-income neighborhoods where land is often being turned over to real estate developers or left vacant.
The Brooklyn Queens Land Trust exists to establish a community of gardeners in Brooklyn and Queens to: educate and inspire people of all ages to become successful and environmentally responsible gardeners; support community involvement in community gardening, neighborhood beautification and open space enhancement through activities and programs; and promote the interests of community gardens.
What does this mean?
- If you are a member of any of these gardens, you are also a member of the Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC at no cost to you! Read about all the benefits that come with a CEANYC membership.
- If you are a member of the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City who would like to use one of these gardens to grow food for your business or hold meetings and workshops, we are here to facilitate those relationships!
- If you are a BQLT gardener, we would love to have you on our Board and at our Annual Meeting this Spring!
- If you are a BQLT gardener who needs funds to support your work, you are eligible to apply to our regranting program!
- If you are a BQLT gardener who wants to impact urban agriculture policy and legislation, we want you in our policy working group!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to set up an introductory meeting!