Re: Planning in Minneapolis/ Historic Gardens
- Subject: Re: [cg] Planning in Minneapolis/ Historic Gardens
- From: Adam36055@aol.com
- Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 22:15:31 EST
Re Historic Preservation and Community Gardens.
Many community gardeners have gone into garbage strewn lots and while
cleaning them out have found neat things, like burnt marble columns, cast iron
ballustrades from stoops and even odd little pieces of decorative sculpture from
the long gone tenements of brownstones that were originally on the site.
The idea, of course, is to get your neighbors to love your garden and
participate. There are tons of classic Vicorian Garden themes from heirloom roses to
Victorian coleus collection - look them up on the internet.
Clinton Community Garden
> Subj: [cg] Planning in Minneapolis/ Historic Gardens
> Date: 12/1/04 10:46:23 PM Mid-Atlantic Standard Time
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Sent from the Internet
> Hello All!
> I am new to the Community Garden List. I am looking to rally more of my
> neighbors to our garden, it has been working so far! I had a question for
> community gardeners in historic neighborhoods. I live in the Nicollet Island
> neighborhood of Minneapolis Minnesota. It is a Victorian era neighborhood
> that was restored in the 1970s-1980s. Here are 2 websites our neighborhoods
> site, www.nicolletisland.org <http://www.nicolletisland.org/> , and
> www.nicolletisland.com <http://www.nicolletisland.com/> , a commercial real
> estate site with some nice photos.
> I was wondering if other folks in historic areas had to use special or more
> historic materials in their garden sites, for example our homes MUST have
> wooden cedar shingles rather than modern ones. Has anyone encountered such a
> thing with their community gardening? I can imagine that we may need picket
> or iron fencing for our gardens.
> I was hoping to play of this historic angle for the garden too. I am looking
> for a resource of what was in vogue, plant wise, in the Victorian era. I
> hope to encourage our gardeners to cultivate heritage and heirloom varieties
> in our vegetable beds. Is their a resource such as that anywhere on the web
> dealing with historic gardening?
> It is a pleasure to be a part of The World Wide Community Garden at
> Thanks again!
> Peter J. Willc|tt
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