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Re: Nickel & Dimed Community Garden Style

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Nickel & Dimed Community Garden Style
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 10:34:23 EDT


In the spirit of Jonathan Swift:

If things get much worse in this city, with the unemployed and all, do you 
think that the City Parks Foundation will let us grow a few rows for the 
Hungry on Central Park's Sheep Meadow or Dan Biderman's Bryant Park?
Do you think the Central Park & Bryant Park Conservancies would acquiesce? 
Dan's hawks would certainly pick off the pigeons and all avian threats to 

During the Great  Depression of the 1930's , until Robert Moses created 
80,000 parks jobs as part of the Keynsian interventions of the WPA, we had 
both victory gardens and homemade, low-income housing (Hoovervilles) in all 
of this city's great parks. 

Do you think if the Parks Dept took on the added missions of enabling poor 
citizens to house and feed themselves on Parks property that the Mayor might 
save the 800  parks jobs on his "doomsday" budget?

Tongue firmly in cheek, 

Adam Honigman

 This year I am encouraging all of the gardeners to plant a little extra that 
they can share with the local emergency food organizations so those who are 
too busy to plant can still enjoy the harvest.
 I second this  plant just a little bit extra to share  it's minimal extra 
work on your part, but can be so positive for people who otherwise never get 
garden fresh produce.  
 If you don't know where or how to share your harvest, Plant a Row for the 
Hungry can help direct you (http://www.gwaa.org/par or 877-492-2727)
 Robyn Stewart
 City Parks Foundation
 1234 Fifth Ave, room 232
 New York, NY 10029
 (212) 360-2744

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