Do you love neighborhood green space? Community gardens? Independent local businesses? If you want Crown Heights to remain green and growing, then join us tomorrow night at a benefit party for the Roger That Garden Project.
Roger That is a community garden located at Rogers Ave and Park Place, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The Garden grows native plants and edible crops, and they maintain a community compost system. These are things we need in our neighborhood!
Now, the garden is threatened by development. If we lose Roger That, not only will we lose some of our precious greenspace, but we will lose the gorgeous mural that overlooks the garden as well.
Luckily, the garden’s organizers are not ready to give up. Even though their land is under direct threat of development, they are fighting to save it. They are now in a position to transfer the deed to the land over to a land trust, which would preserve the garden as permanent green space. But you what that takes… MONEY! (And time, effort, sweat, brains, and luck. But from you? Money.)
That’s where the fundraiser comes in.
At the party, you can dance to hot beets by DJ Stylus, enjoy an astronaut photo booth, and win some great raffle prizes. The raffle is sponsored by some of Brooklyn’s most vibrant local businesses, such as Bicycle Roots (cough cough, we’re so modest), Little Zelda Coffee, Chavela’s La Cocine Mexicana, 1 of a Find Vintage, Hullabaloo Books, Wedge Cheese Shop, Veggies Juice Bar, The Way Station, Mike Perry Studio, Cool Pony Vintage, Build It Green, and more! On our part, we have contributed a gift certificate good for one free bicycle tune up, as well as a sweet Bicycle Roots swag pack.
Door donations start at $5.00, and raffle tickets are just $1.00. Crazy!
Care about the garden, but can’t make it to the party? Contribute online at fundly.com/save-roger-that-community-garden.
We’ll see you there!