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RE: county/city funding

  • Subject: RE: [cg] county/city funding
  • From: "Scott Keller" skeller@ci.beaverton.or.us
  • Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 16:50:17 -0800
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  • Thread-topic: [cg] county/city funding

Our community garden program is a function of the Mayor's Office, funded and managed by City staff. 
We have two gardens (one with 80 plots, one with 20 plots) that are available on a first come, first served basis (upon payment of a $30 rental fee for the plot).  We provide water, basic maintenance of the common areas (mowing, fencing, etc.) provide an initial supply of compost/mulch soil additive once per year, and a provide plow/tilling service option once each spring if desired by a gardener.
Our budget (not including staff time) is $10,600, of which approximately $3000 comes back as rental fee income.  We have four staff members who have some role in managing the gardens in their job descriptions -- but the cumulative total probably is .25 FTE or less....
Beaverton is a suburb of Portland, Oregon, with a population of about 78,000.
We are planning to expand our 80 plot garden to 100 plots in the coming garden season, and looking into adding a third garden as soon as land can be found for such a purpose.

Auxiliary Services Program Manager
Office of the Mayor
City of Beaverton
P.O. Box 4755, Beaverton, OR 97076
Office: 503.526.2217
Fax: 503.526.3730

-----Original Message-----
From: Amanda Maria Edmonds [mailto:aedmonds@umich.edu]
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 4:06 PM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] county/city funding

I think I've asked a question similar to this before, but I'll give it a try again, because I didn't get response before...

I am trying to find non-profit or government community gardening organizations who receive regular, annual funding from a city or county government agency. If this is the case with your org, please tell me! I really want to hear what percentage of your annual operating budget comes from that source... I'm trying to show a local government agency that their peers regularly contribute to-- or even sponsor-- community garden orgs/programs... and to what extent.

Please, share!

Amanda Maria Edmonds
"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."
"To forget to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
- Mahatma Ghandi

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