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RE: Quick Bio & q's

  • Subject: RE: [cg] Quick Bio & q's
  • From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 17:11:04 -0400


Welcome to the listserve. 

Coming as I do from NYC where the city is generally not supportive of
community gardens as a rule, most of the individual gardens have to fend for
themselves, organize as tax free corporations, do their own fundraising
through street fairs, pot lucks and individual tax deductable contributions.
We sell garden t-shirts, coffee mugs, honey from our bee hive and do the
kinds of things parents do to raise money for underfunded schools.

Here is the website of the garden where I volunteer:
http://www.clintoncommunitygarden.org .

I don't know if your gardeners expect to have things, seeds, soil amendments
given to them. I know that somehow, because we're so starved for nice
gardens in a city that has so few acres of green space per 1,000 population
( even with Central Park & Prospect Park) we create these spaces because we
have a visceral need for them.

You can find all kind of great information on the American Community
Gardening Association website with fundraising suggestions - great luck!

-----Original Message-----
From: vinny [mailto:gardens@kos.net]
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 4:18 PM
To: gardens
Subject: [cg] Quick Bio & q's

Hi guys
I'm new to this, obviously. I work for a non profit fndtn that owns 175
acres here in Gananoque Ontario, Canada. 8 years ago I started The Gardens
at Landon Bay, (landonbay.org). Each of our close to sixty gardens is
planned planted & maintained(?) by various groups & individuals, but
they're not veg gardens. they are all either decorative or environmental in
theme. 3 years ago, we  started construction of the Rosette Pavilion, a
wheelchair accessable complex where those with limited mobility can
actively participate in the gardening. I'm trying to develope this as a
legit tourist attraction.

My problem, as I'm sure is yours, is funding. The fndtn is staunchly
against lottery & other "sin" money. I've exhausted the gov't grants & not
sure how I'm gonna do this another year.  Any pointers?


Green side up and if it doesn't work, don't do it again

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