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RE: good community garden book?

  • Subject: RE: [cg] good community garden book?
  • From: Fred Conrad fred.conrad@acfb.org
  • Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 11:25:08 -0500

Hey Adam,
did you like Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman?  it's not a "how to" but it makes
the gardeners so lovable, fictitious though they be.  how many other
community garden books make you feel all sappy and want to run out and hug
an 82 year old woman hovering over her swiss chard?  

-----Original Message-----
From: Honigman, Adam [mailto:Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com]
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 10:05 AM
To: 'Jennifer Lauzon'; rexscates@msn.com; community_garden@mallorn.com
Cc: 'betsy@bostonnatural.org'
Subject: RE: [cg] good community garden book?


The best written, one volume treatment of community gardening remains, 
Jobb, J.  (1979).  The Complete Book of Community Gardening.  New York:  
William Morrow and Co. Every time I get the bug to write one, I just pick
Jobb's book and realize that even after 23 years, it's hard to beat for
historical context and down to earth, practical advice. Because this book is
so good, it's usually missing from most public libraries (i.e.,  "Steal this
Book!" ) I obtained my copy from Amazon.

Another fine cg book that you'll find missing from your in local library is


A Handbook of Community Gardening
By Boston Urban Gardeners - Edited By Susan Naimark
Charles Scribner's Sons - New York 1982
SB457.3.H26 635  81-23302

ISBN 0-684-17466-9  AACR2

While it's out of print,   you can purchase a copy through ACGA treasurer,
Betsy Johnson (I think she  has a few copies left.)

Betsy's contact information: 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Johnson
Boston Natural Areas Network
59 Temple Place #558
Boston MA MA 02111
phone: 617-542-7696 fax: 617-542-0383 
email: betsy@bostonnatural.org

Best wishes,

Adam Honigman

-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Lauzon [mailto:jenlauzon@hotmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 5:56 PM
To: rexscates@msn.com; community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: Re: [cg] good community garden book?


Rex,

Lucky for you, I'm doing my thesis on community gardening.  Here's some of 
the books that I could get a hold of.  Some of them are out of print but a 
library may have them.  Also check Urban Agricultural Notes, city farmer web

site's listing of resources:  
http://www.cityfarmer.org/communitygarden7.html#community
The general guides are listed towards the bottom.   And though I don't like 
buying from amazon.com, they do have a good search engine, listing out of 
print books, as well as in-print ones.  Sometimes you have to be very 
specific with my library's search, so I do a search on amazon and then copy 
and paste the isbn number from amazon's page into the search on my 
library's--a very quick and easy way to find a specific book.

-Jen Lauzon

Coe, M. L.  (1978).  Growing with Community Gardening.  Taftsville, VT:  
Countryman Press.

 .

Naimark, S. (Ed.).  (1982).  A Handbook of Community Gardening.   New York:

Charles Scribner's Sons.




----Original Message Follows----
From: "REX SCATES" <rexscates@msn.com>
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] good community garden book?
Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2002 12:30:42 -0800


I just received funding tobuild a community garden at my school and I have a

few questions.
1. Is their a good resource book for design the layout of a community 
garden/ or do I just have to peice one together using 3-4 books? (one on 
irrigation, one on plants, one on raised beds, one on fence building)?

2. anyone have estimated cubic yards of compost for each 1000 sqft of new 
beds? I am working on old compacted soil of slightly on the clay side of the

soil spectrum.

ttyl
rex

thanks for help

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