Thursday, April 16, 2009

Late Breaking Event: Earth Day April 25 Clean Up

Submitted by Urban Roots

Urban Roots Community Garden Center will welcome in the season with an Earth Day neighborhood clean up of the "Five Corners" or "Five Points" area 2 blocks west of Left Bank, at Rhode Island Street, Utica, and Brayton.

Community Gardens, which were planted in 2004, will be tended, mulched and planted.  Litter will be picked up, and the Urban Roots lot will be raked and planted.

Urban Roots Community Garden Center
428 Rhode Island Street
10 am – 1pm, Saturday, April 25, 2009
Brink a rake, shovel or broom and gloves

Urban Roots is a community owned cooperative business.  Our retail business opened in April of 2007 at 428 Rhode Island Street, in the building we purchased.  We filled two lots with plants and trees, brought in exceptional soil and amendments, and are refurbishing two storefronts.  The vision for Urban Roots was planted in 2005 by a group of West Side neighbors, and grew through grass roots organizing, plant swaps, the sale of heirloom tomatoes, and the labor and enthusiasm of the Buffalo community.  An additional two lots were purchased by the cooperative in order to expand this year in March 2008. A well was dug during the summer of 2008 in order to sustainably maintain our plants. In April 2009 Urban Roots has more than 450 Member-Owners.

Urban Roots Community Garden Center is a consumer cooperative business whose mission is to provide quality products for gardening in the City of Buffalo and be an active and enriching member of the community.

Submitted by Urban Roots

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