starters, I’d like to know how many we gained and how many we lost to net
100. But without any data, here
are my top 10 reasons why people join and stay on the community garden list
Because they heard they could catch interesting
people talking dirty 24/7.
Because they get really solid information here
Because the people here are remarkably well-behaved,
compared to some other list serves I’ve sampled
Because we can discuss slugs, grantwriting, linseed
oil, mychorrhizal products, and New York politics all on the same day
Because we got direct, personal dispatches from near
ground zero on September 11
Because Anna keeps it operating so smoothly
Because people like us tell them they have to do it
Because there are all kinds of folks coming along wanting
to start or study or improve community gardens, and this is the place to get
Because community garden organizing can be a mighty
lonely business, and this is the lifeline.
Because Adam said so.
could think of a few more, but that pretty much covers it.
email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Anna Wasescha
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2002 1:50
Subject: [cg] a new The Community
Gardener issue - request for submissions
All 492 of You American Community Gardening Association Listserv Subscribers,
the headline news is that the number of subscribers on this list has risen by
approximately 100 in the last year.
That’s quite a story in and of itself. I would love to know the reasons why.
the ACGA Communications Committee will be
producing a second issue of The Community Gardener in mid to late May and I am
writing to ask you to submit short (100 to 200 word) news items, announcements,
or opinions about community garden related issues. Please send them to me electronically at the e-mail address
listed below. The deadline for
submissions is the weekend of May 4-5.
finally, anyone who has an opinion about why we have seen a 25% jump in subscribers
to the ACGA listserv in one year AND who is willing to have those opinions
printed in The Community Gardener, PLEASE send them to me and I will put them
to all of you,
Farm in the City, ACGA Communications Chair and
1312 Dayton Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104