Green Urban Initiative (GUI) will hold a fundraising event this Sunday, October 14th, from 2-7pm at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company (located at 50 N Cameron St Harrisburg, PA), in an effort to recoup material losses from the sudden destruction of the community garden formerly located at 6th and Curtin St. The garden was demolished without warning on September 19th by the City’s Department of Public Works by order of the Harrisburg City Council President. Mayor Thompson has since apologized to the group on behalf of the City administration and offered to help the organization move forward following this setback.
Given the City’s financial situation, GUI feels that seeking any kind of monetary compensation from the City would needlessly increase the burden on City residents. The group has opted instead to attempt to recoup its losses through fundraisers and private donations.
Sunday’s event, The Imaginary Harvest, will be held at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company from 2 – 7pm and will consist of live music, raffles, information on GUI and its mission, as well as guest speakers including some prominent City officials. Bands lending their talent for the cause include Tsunami Experiment, Up Pops the Devil, Rebecca Marie Miller, and 60 and Knoxx featuring DJ Pharrcyde. $10 is suggested at the door and will go towards GUI’s efforts to assist communities with the development of community gardens. This is an all-ages event.
Donations can also be made through GUI’s website at www.greenurban.org
GUI would like to thank everyone who has offered their support to make this a successful event!
_Thanks to Jason Zubler for this press release.