Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Help Us! (please)

Project Grow Supporters,

We need your help next Monday!

The City of Ann Arbor will be considering restoring Project Grow's funding this Monday at its weekly Council meeting. We would like to have a good show of support before the City Council on Monday, July 7 at 7:00 PM at the Guy Larcom Building on Fifth Avenue.

In the past, Project Grow received only $7,000 per year from the City to support community gardens. This year the City notified Project Grow that the annual amount would be eliminated from the City budget. The small amount helps us to keep our plot fees low and to subsidize low income and elderly gardeners at Project Grow gardens. It is an important source of funding for the organization and we could really use the financial support so that we may continue to provide quality space to garden for years to come. We hope that a good showing from our many gardeners will help convince the City Council that our gardens are a great asset to the community.

The City Council meets at 7:00 PM in the City Hall Council Chamber, 2nd floor of the Guy C. Larcom, Jr. Municipal Building, 100 N. Fifth Ave. If you would like to speak on behalf of Project Grow, public comment is at the beginning of the session and you will need to sign up beforehand.

We encourage you to show your support for Project Grow next Monday.

Thank you!