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Planning for the DotRox Coop Gardening Center

Posted: December 12, 2011     Nancy J Conrad

DotRox Gardening Center
It's time to make the DotRox Cooperative Gardening Center a reality!

Planning for the DotRox Coop Gardening Center
When Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:00 -2:30 p.m.
Where Grove Hall Library, TERI Room
41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester
Gerald Robbins, 617-241-7717

Welcome to everyone interested in helping to create this community-owned business featuring:
  • Gardening and growing your own food
  • Your health - physical, mental and spiritual
  • Building community and friends
  • Local economic development
  • Sustainability
Planning objectives: 
  • Creating a mission statement
  • Identifying formation tasks
  • Developing working committees.
How can I help?
  1. Invite others
  2. Bring some of your favorite (healthy) snacks
  3. Jot down ideas in advance
  4. Imagine the future and bring it with you
Please RSVP so we can plan for the best kick-off meeting ever.
Gerald Robbins at 617-241-7717 or gmrobbins@yahoo.com

The DotRox Cooperative Garden Center will be a community-based gardening center in Dorchester or Roxbury, located near public transportation.

The store will be full-service offering plants, seeds, pots, soil, pest-control products, tools, light hardware and other items for gardeners. We will supply specialty items for immigrants and other communities that have a hard time finding what they need. We also will have workshops on gardening as well as on health and wellness. As a cooperative business, consumers and workers will be its owners.
Those of us working on the project are volunteers and need others to help. Ways to participate include promoting the project, serving on a committee and becoming a member. The more helpers we have, the more successful we'll be.
Please distribute this information to your gardener friends, family and networks, especially in the Grove Hall, Upham’s Corner, Codman Square and Egleston Square neighborhoods.
Feel free to contact Gerald at gmrobbins@yahoo.com or 617-241-7717 if you have questions or ideas.

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