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RE: Don--Request for feedback - garden programs for homeless people

  • Subject: RE: [cg] Don--Request for feedback - garden programs for homeless people
  • From: "Rodger Cooley" Rodger.Cooley@heifer.org
  • Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 11:54:16 -0500
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  • Thread-topic: [cg] Don--Request for feedback - garden programs for homeless people

Growing Home in Chicago runs a job training program through organic
farming on urban and rural sites.  They are at www.growinghomeinc.org.


Rodger Cooley
Midwest Program Manager- Heifer International
3944 W. Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60618
phone - 773/279-9696
fax - 773-279-9032

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrie Hampel [mailto:hampelte@co.muskegon.mi.us] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 2:35 PM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com; richa@Safe-mail.net
Subject: FW: [cg] Don--Request for feedback - garden programs for
homeless people

A person who worked with some homeless (women) in shelter gardens was
Laurie
Liles.   She also worked in UCLA 's Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The number I had for her several years ago was: 310-825-4434.  I'm not
sure
if she is still there, but she would be a good source of information
about
what is happening in the LA area in any case.
Richa, does your GR garden also serve some homeless?
Perhaps you have good information to share with Jim
Thanks,
Terrie Hampel

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Call [mailto:jimcall@casagarden.com]
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 7:44 PM
To: Don Boekelheide; community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: RE: [cg] Request for feedback - garden programs for homeless
people

Don, as you, I am interested in finding out if there are any
"successful"
gardening programs working with the homeless. I know there are many CGs
(I'm
optimistic here) who donate their surplus harvest to food banks and
shelters. I'm not aware of one whose operation comes primarily from the
homeless... with it understood that a non-profit or some other entity
overseeing their efforts. I believe there was one such operation in
California that helped the homeless via gardening.

This is a link I found while cruising to a Homeless Project conducted by
a
Jewish organization but its vague at best and looks like it never got
off
the ground ...

http://www.hillel.org/Hillel/exchange.nsf/4631b84b253300e4852568da00675f
f6/5
FBF0F751723C86185256958006578F0?OpenDocument

We do not have a big homeless populaton here in Huntsville as the big
(really big) cities.  We do have shelters for them and I inquired once
about
the possibility of creating a garden for them at their premises if it
could
be planted and maintained by the shelter's occupants.  I was told by a
person who works in the community with the homeless that it would not
work
because it wouldn't be maintained properly.  I'm not an authoritarian on
the
homeless so I have to rely on others experiences (for now).

Jim





-----Original Message-----
From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
[mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of Don Boekelheide
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 12:25 PM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] Request for feedback - garden programs for homeless people


Hi, all,

Hope you are all doing well - we are hoping for rain
today, it has been very dry here (and warm).

Question: Is anyone on this list involved in a
community gardening program targeting homeless people?
Can you tell me where you are and how your program
works? Alternatively, does anyone know of any
community gardening or greening programs with a strong
element addressing the needs of homeless people?

Thanks!

Don Boekelheide
Urban Ministry Center
Charlotte, NC


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