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RE: Re: questions about c gardening

My experience says that most community gardens are in low-income
neighborhoods because
a) that's where the land's available, and

b) because that's where someone got the funding to start them. How many
funders (outside of artistic grants) are gonna cough up the money to start
a garden to feed upper class white young professionals?

At 9:49 AM -0500 12/6/00, John Verin wrote:
>> Dealing with queries from my editor at New Age Journal and would like your
>> opinions:
>> 1) WHY are most community gardens in low-income neighborhoods??
>> If they are?
>All IMHO...
>Because there the people are landless, and probably don't even own the place
>they live in. It is the one thing they can really call their own. Landless
>but financially stable people have the means to take trips and vacations to
>places with nature.
>Also, a garden is a place of self-expression coming from communities whose
>voice is least heard in our nation.
>> 2) WHY are most community gardens in large or largish cities?
>Because the need for natural life is least present and most needed there.
>Because Nature is asking that we restore its presence on its planet. Because
>humans intrinsically need nature to cultivate a connection to life, and
>where there is none, those who intuitively know this are responding to the
>community_garden maillist  -  community_garden@mallorn.com

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