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Re: Thank you Adam

  • Subject: [cg] Re: Thank you Adam
  • From: "Karen Jones" k.jones@uwinnipeg.ca
  • Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 08:29:18 -0600

Happy New Year to all the Community Gardens,     

  Time of year to review our blessings . First I want to thank Adam
Hongiman, someone who I've never met for the positive contributions to
this list serve and the trememdous help he has been to the effort of
establishing Public Open Space (including community gardens) in
Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Based on his diatribe about movie companies filming
community gardens and whether the film companies are members of the ACGA
I became a member. What he said made sense to me. 
 I also want to thank Adam for the history of the politics on the
Clinton Community Garden web site. I can't imagine the time that poured
into that.  5 years ago when I had to take off my gloves and put down my
spade to go and sit at the table with politicians I was not a happy
camper. My area of expertise is gardening not politics. We were at a
grave disadvantage. Five years later our garden is still at risk, but
not gone. Your history has helped us tremendously. It is good to know
that we are not alone.  Thanks so much.   

                                                              Karen
Jones
                                                               Secretary
West Broadway Hort. Soc
                                              Changing the World, One
Garden at a Time 

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Today's Topics:

  1. Classroom gro-lights/walls'o'water/hard times (Don Boekelheide)
  2. Re: Classroom gro-lights/walls'o'water/hard times (Mike McGrath)

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Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 09:01:32 -0800 (PST)
From: Don Boekelheide <dboekelheide@yahoo.com>
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] Classroom gro-lights/walls'o'water/hard times

Hi, Judy and all,

Interesting multilog on growing lights, thanks all for
an interesting exchange of ideas, and happy winter
holiday season to all. Nothing better than thinking
about gardening when it's cold outside (actually, here
in the Carolina piedmont, it's shirtsleeve weather
this morning...) and when pre-enlightenment Grinches
run Washington.

Anyway, so you want it for classrooms, Judy? You might
want to check out
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/nationalgardening/growlab.html.
The National Gardening Assn, building on the
experience of the Knox Parks Foundation in Hartford,
Conn., came up with a grow light for the classroom as
part of their 'Grow-Lab' program. You may want to
contact Jack Hale at Knox Parks to see what their
experience was. NGA has pushed the Grow-Lab program in
a big way, including using very fast growing mustards
to get something green for the kids to see.

In our very large school district,
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the district purchased
Grow-Labs (a virtual mini-greenhouse) for all our
third grade classrooms several years ago. Many if not
most go unused - you might check your local school
science program to see if you don't already have some
around. Many teachers are afraid of them, I think -
new teachers don't know what to do with them, since
the training money was just for the first year.

I used one of these Grow-Lab one year more-or-less as
they suggest as a 'garden in a bubble' (black seeded
simpson meets W.?) (Of course, they are also great for
just growing transplants to set outside - if you have
a school garden, and if you have the people and access
to keep it going when school is not in session; or if
you have a community garden partner for the school/s
(win-win). Three observations:

* I philosophically have all kinds of issues with
growing gardens for kids indoors under highly
artificial conditions - only in America! But the kids
did love growing their own salad garden and the
harvest and 'salad party' was a huge success.

* The units themselves do use full spectrum bulbs but
don't get overly hot - probably, Mike, NGA worked to
design these right, youth gardening is one of their
main 'things'. They are worth looking at to steal
ideas from, Judy. One touch is a big cover of flexible
plastic sheeting that covers the whole unit like a
tent, holding in moisture and heat. The other is a
simple tray-based 'self-watering' system. The frame is
metal, and reasonably stable - better than any
jury-rigged 2x4 system I've ever seen (or made
myself). I think the easiest way to make a poor folks
version might be with that open metal restaurant
shelving (like what I saw in Chicago). We get bunches
of that sometimes at the recycling center's swap shop.

* NGA says they do discounts etc, and they are a
non-profit that, back in the early days, was very
close to ACGA. So, you might want to ask 'em about
recycled units, if they can cut you a deal, let you be
a demo, etc etc

Now, about wall'o'water. Hmmmm. Ken, this is the
second time I've heard good things about them
recently. A local small grower who has a beautiful
little (2-3 acres) truck farm swears by them, using
them that same way of getting an early start (he grows
summer tomatoes, and beats the market by 2-3 weeks
consistently. He is a skeptical guy, but swears by
'WOW'. So, two questions:
Where can you get walls'o'water cheap enough so
community gardeners can afford them, and are there any
alternatives or jury-rigs that work as well?

Cheers,

Don B, Charlotte, NC


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Message: 2
Reply-To: "Mike McGrath" <MikeMcG@PTD.net>
From: "Mike McGrath" <MikeMcG@PTD.net>
To: "Don Boekelheide" <dboekelheide@yahoo.com>,
<community_garden@mallorn.com>
Subject: Re: [cg] Classroom gro-lights/walls'o'water/hard times
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 12:54:09 -0500
reply-type=original

Don--Walls o Water are themselves a sophisticated version of the old
trick 
of surrounding a young plant with water-filled plastic liter or two
liter 
soda bottles; like WOWs, the water warms during the day and heats the
plant 
by night.
                                Yes, I am avoiding real work,    McG

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Boekelheide" <dboekelheide@yahoo.com>
To: <community_garden@mallorn.com>
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 12:01 PM
Subject: [cg] Classroom gro-lights/walls'o'water/hard times


> Hi, Judy and all,
>
> Interesting multilog on growing lights, thanks all for
> an interesting exchange of ideas, and happy winter
> holiday season to all. Nothing better than thinking
> about gardening when it's cold outside (actually, here
> in the Carolina piedmont, it's shirtsleeve weather
> this morning...) and when pre-enlightenment Grinches
> run Washington.
>
> Anyway, so you want it for classrooms, Judy? You might
> want to check out
> http://shop.store.yahoo.com/nationalgardening/growlab.html.
> The National Gardening Assn, building on the
> experience of the Knox Parks Foundation in Hartford,
> Conn., came up with a grow light for the classroom as
> part of their 'Grow-Lab' program. You may want to
> contact Jack Hale at Knox Parks to see what their
> experience was. NGA has pushed the Grow-Lab program in
> a big way, including using very fast growing mustards
> to get something green for the kids to see.
>
> In our very large school district,
> Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the district purchased
> Grow-Labs (a virtual mini-greenhouse) for all our
> third grade classrooms several years ago. Many if not
> most go unused - you might check your local school
> science program to see if you don't already have some
> around. Many teachers are afraid of them, I think -
> new teachers don't know what to do with them, since
> the training money was just for the first year.
>
> I used one of these Grow-Lab one year more-or-less as
> they suggest as a 'garden in a bubble' (black seeded
> simpson meets W.?) (Of course, they are also great for
> just growing transplants to set outside - if you have
> a school garden, and if you have the people and access
> to keep it going when school is not in session; or if
> you have a community garden partner for the school/s
> (win-win). Three observations:
>
> * I philosophically have all kinds of issues with
> growing gardens for kids indoors under highly
> artificial conditions - only in America! But the kids
> did love growing their own salad garden and the
> harvest and 'salad party' was a huge success.
>
> * The units themselves do use full spectrum bulbs but
> don't get overly hot - probably, Mike, NGA worked to
> design these right, youth gardening is one of their
> main 'things'. They are worth looking at to steal
> ideas from, Judy. One touch is a big cover of flexible
> plastic sheeting that covers the whole unit like a
> tent, holding in moisture and heat. The other is a
> simple tray-based 'self-watering' system. The frame is
> metal, and reasonably stable - better than any
> jury-rigged 2x4 system I've ever seen (or made
> myself). I think the easiest way to make a poor folks
> version might be with that open metal restaurant
> shelving (like what I saw in Chicago). We get bunches
> of that sometimes at the recycling center's swap shop.
>
> * NGA says they do discounts etc, and they are a
> non-profit that, back in the early days, was very
> close to ACGA. So, you might want to ask 'em about
> recycled units, if they can cut you a deal, let you be
> a demo, etc etc
>
> Now, about wall'o'water. Hmmmm. Ken, this is the
> second time I've heard good things about them
> recently. A local small grower who has a beautiful
> little (2-3 acres) truck farm swears by them, using
> them that same way of getting an early start (he grows
> summer tomatoes, and beats the market by 2-3 weeks
> consistently. He is a skeptical guy, but swears by
> 'WOW'. So, two questions:
> Where can you get walls'o'water cheap enough so
> community gardeners can afford them, and are there any
> alternatives or jury-rigs that work as well?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Don B, Charlotte, NC
>
>
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