community gardens as they relate to Non-Profit organizations
PLEASE REPLY TO JIM
From: Jim.Call [mailto:Jim.Call@dynetics.com]
-----Original Message----- Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 1:53 PMTo:
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Adam.Honigman@Bowne.comSubject:
ConferenceLaura, Sally, and Adam, Starting Wednesday,
I will be attending a conference called "Small Nonprofit Conference on
Leadership and Administrative Issues" in Shreveport, LA. I have been
asked to serve on a "panel of experts" to discuss issues concerning
"community gardening" as they related to Non-Profit organizations. My
presence in this conference relates to the success we have experienced
with the CASA Community Garden here in Huntsville, AL.
As the Volunteer Garden Director, I know the "ins and outs" of operating a
garden of this type (all volunteer, harvest given to the elderly). I
feel that I am an expert in this type of "community" garden format. The
other type of "community garden" as most of you relate to concerns another
format, one which individuals or families "rent" plots. These typically
having planting and maintenance agreements which govern garden
actiivities. Most have a "board" of some type to oversee the operation.
Sometimes, there is a focus on "beautifying" an abandoned lot to enhance
the surrounding area.
What I am requesting from you is a summarization of the following
concerning the average community garden operated by a Non-Profit
-The Political Arena (Ok Adam, here is your area of expertise)
-On going maintenance
Please feel free to add to the above list.
-breakdown of various barriers (racial, economic, etc)
-Harvest to help supplement food needs
-Higher Property values
-Promotes high sense of accomplishment
Please feel free to add to the above list as well.
I have "cruised" the net researching these various aspects of community
gardening, but I wanted to hear from you folks.
So, please take a few minutes out and give me your thoughts on these topics
so I can relay them in this conference. Hopefully, we can shake a few
heads and make a difference in our communities going forward. Your
contributions to this effort are greatly appreciated.
Best regards, Jim
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