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Bushwick gardeners launch GoFundMe to promote growth

Bushwick’s Good Life Garden is looking for financial support for its upcoming growing season and has started a GoFundMe page.
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They need more green!

Three cheers to members of a Bushwick community garden, which launched a fundraising campaign to improve its beloved green space and create a better experience for locals.

The green thumbs at The Good Life Garden located on Goodwin Place between Greene Avenue and Grove Street created a GoFundMe page to raise $40,000 for repairs ahead of next year’s growing season, according to the organization.

The space was formerly an abandoned lot frequented by vagrants and drug addicts, according to the group, which labored to transform the urban wasteland into a verdant Kings County paradise.

The money will fund critical repairs to the garden and additional programming curated to enrich the lives of nearby residents.

They have currently raised just more than $7,000, and locals are invited to donate here.

The gardeners have used their little slice of heaven to grow healthy foods, reserving space within the greenspace for a group of about 30 local seniors to grow their own produce and keep active.

The garden is also used as gathering space for local musicians and performance artists, and this summer hosted a community arts festival with musicians, poets, painters, and artists of all stripes.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 12:37 pm, August 28, 2019
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