RE: botanical gardens/arboreta
Just to add to Adam's wonderful and helpful response.
The Dept. of Sanitation works through all four of NYC's botanical gardens in
its urban composting program:
New York Botanical Garden, through Bronx Green-Up
Queens Botanical Garden (which coordinates compost deliveries for all
Staten Island Botanical Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, through Brooklyn GreenBridge
These four programs have existing in partnershi with NYC Dept of Sanitation
for about 8 years. If you want more details about this unique
collaboration, let me know.
Also, the magazine BioCycle among others has documented this conection.
In regard to the general conncection between botanic gardens and community
outreach programs, there is other information available on this subject.
Plese let me know if you are interested.
Thanks you for your interest.
Ellen Kirby, Director (and ACGA board member)
Brooklyn GreenBridge (community horticulture)
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
From: Honigman, Adam [mailto:Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com]
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 2:25 PM
To: 'Kyla Zaro-Moore'; email@example.com
Subject: RE: [cg] botanical gardens/arboreta
Community gardeners in NYC are particularly fortunate in having world
class botanical gardens in our midst:
1) The NY Botanical Garden in the Bronx:
and it's superb horticultural outreach program, Bronx Green up:
http://www.nybg.org/chil_edu/programs/bronx.html & their marvelous
2) The NY Botanic Garden in Brooklyn:
their myraid superb and affordable gardening and back yard gardening
and of course, American Community Gardnening Association board member, BBG
staff member, Ellen Kirby, Director, Brooklyn GreenBridge, Community
Horticulture Program firstname.lastname@example.org who does remarkable neighborhood
outreach, garden and compost trouble-shooting, etc.
3) The garden that I volunteer at is the Clinton Community Garden in
Manhattan, where we just received a dump truck full of black gold
(beautifully composted christmas tree and leaf compost) from the Dept. of
Sanitation/Queens Botanical garden composting project.
All of the above would seen absolutely idyllic were it not for NYC's brain
dead land use policy that currently defines community gardens as prime empty
lots suitable for buldozing, designated for development in the great bye and
bye - e.g. we have 11,000 empty lots and 500 endangered community gardens in
a city that has less open space for citizens than most US metropolitan
areas. Our mayor and real estate community believe that gardens must be used
first to serve developer's appetites - after all, they have already been dug
out and cleared of unfriendly uses.
Hoping that this has been useful to you,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kyla Zaro-Moore [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2001 5:00 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [cg] botanical gardens/arboreta
> I was wondering if anyone could help clue me in on partnerships between
> community gardens and arboreta/botanical gardens? I am curious to know
> about what kind of support/relationships exist between these public
> institutions and community organizations.
> Thanks for your help,
community_garden maillist - email@example.com