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,
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)
City Parks Foundation
1234 Fifth Ave, room 232
New York, NY 10029
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