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Monday, June 29, 2009

Help Save the St. John’s United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden and Labyrinth

I received the following in an email recently:

In the last week, both the President of the United States (through Serve.gov) and the First Lady (at the White House Garden Harvest Party) have strongly encouraged community gardens as providers of fresh produce to neighbors in need and as engines of creating healthier communities.

Besides planting her own organic garden at the White House, the First Lady has been advocating, when asked, for the preservation of specific community gardens throughout the United States.

With this in mind, the folks at the Community Garden have started a petition that will be sent to Mrs. Obama in the hope that she may be able to step in and help to preserve the garden. If you're interested, here is what you need to do:
Please return the letter by July 21st.

Some notes from the email:
  • For maximum impact, each person in a family should fill out and submit their own letter. Be sure to add a few words in the bottom text box about what the garden and labyrinth mean to you personally.
  • Politicians want to know your name and where you live. If you don’t want to fill out all the blanks, just include your Name, Signature, Zip Code (under Address) and a few words about what the garden and labyrinth mean to you.
  • Please forward this letter anywhere you like. The more letters we submit to the First Lady, the more attention we will receive from her office!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jim,

Thank you for making this letter available to your readership. The more letters we receive, the better the chance that the First Lady will provide assistance.

If anyone has questions or difficulties with the form, just e-mail me at alliums@yahoo.com

Also, if you'd like to talk to the gardeners in person, we're always at the garden (412 Fairview Street in Phoenixville -- park in Bethel Baptist Church's parking lot, then come through the open gates in the back to see the community garden and labyrinth) on Tuesday nights from 5:30 pm to dark for weeding and conversation.

The garden and labyrinth are open to the public during daylight hours and there is usually someone there, but the gardeners are always there on Tuesday nights, so if you'd like a tour and/or to talk to someone directly, we're always there then.

And, of course, we'd love some help weeding! :-D

Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden and Labyrinth

Anonymous said...

We've received 58 letters so far. The campaign ends on July 21st, so click on the links and send in your pdf soon.

If you have problems, e-mail me directly at alliums at yahoo .com

Thanks for your help and support!

Dorene