Talking about Food and Community Gardens
- Subject: [cg] Talking about Food and Community Gardens
- From: "Anna Wasescha" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 16:26:22 -0600
For all of you who have tried to figure out how to communicate
effectively about the connection between food and community
gardens with different kinds of groups, from politicians to
foundations to neighbors, I have a query:
In a perfect world, a neighborhood would have one or more
community gardens, a farmers' market or two, food shelves, several co-ops or
places to buy organic food, some grocery stores, a school lunch program that
promotes health and teaches children about really good food that tastes great,
lots of restaurants in all price ranges and many other places to get fresh
food such as bakeries, delicatessens and coffee shops.
In this perfect world, everyone would know about this
local food system, not only because they live it every day but because it is
reinforced by information they get in lots of different formats and from lots of
different sources. Their understanding is more refined because it is based on
information that is presented in the context of where they live and is presented
in such a way that there is something they can do about it.
My query: How would you construct neighbor to
neighbor communications about the connections between food and community
gardens? What kind of content...what kind of format...what kind of
distribution system? What works?
I look forward to reading everyone's good ideas about this
topic. Thanks for helping me think this through.
Farm in the City
1312 Dayton Avenue