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  • Subject: [cg] campus community garden
  • From: "Barr, Dara" <DBarr@nybg.org>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 10:07:46 -0500


There is a Community Garden on the campus of The Evergreen State College in
Olympia, Washington.  
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>   1. Railroad Gardening (Ginger Ogilvie)
>   2. Re:Railroad Gardening (John Herndon)
>   3. University Community Gardens and More (Christopher M. Smith)
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> Message: 1
> From: Ginger Ogilvie <cgarden@xmission.com>
> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 18:13:15 -0700
> To: community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject: [cg] Railroad Gardening
> 
> Hi all. What is this "thaw" that you are speaking of?? We've had
> nothing but snow and ice. I just step outside to get my 'need to ski'
> fix! Wish us all luck for the Olympics...
> 
> I am working with a senior center that is starting a garden along
> (what used to be) defunct railroad tracks. A decision was made by
> higher powers to revive the rail line. I am concerned about the effect
> this will have on their gardening plans. The 140' x 35' space has a
> fence and about 10' between it and the tracks. The seniors are excited
> about using organic methods, and are particularly concerned about the
> potential for industrial/chemical runoff from the tracks. Does anyone
> out there have experience with trackside gardening? I remember
> visiting a garden in Madison that started out that way, and now the
> rails have become trails (this was the original plan for this space,
> btw). I'd also appreciate it if anyone could share info on the
> chemicals that are used to lubricate wheels and treat the tracks.
> Thanks!
> 
> Also, if anyone is tracking contact information for Wasatch Community
> Gardens, our street address has changed (po box and phone remain the
> same). New address is: 345 East 400 South Suite 204 Salt Lake City, UT
> 84111. 
> 
> -------------------
> Ginger Ogilvie
> Wasatch Community Gardens
> (801) 359-2658
> 
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> 
> Message: 2
> Reply-To: <jherndon@regionalfoodbank.org>
> From: "John Herndon" <jherndon@regionalfoodbank.org>
> To: <cgarden@xmission.com>
> Cc: <community_garden@mallorn.com>
> Subject: Re:[cg] Railroad Gardening
> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 08:46:06 -0800
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> 
> Ginger, While I don't know much about wheel lubricants, I do know that the
> railroad maintenance team will spray some incredibly potent herbicides
> indiscriminately, usually from a track car with a power sprayer, to keep a
> broad area around the tracks clear.  I would surly check into that with
> the
> powers that be.  Might be a good idea to have the soil tested in the area
> for toxins that have been used in the past.
> Good Luck!
> John Herndon
> Urban Harvest Coordinator
> Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
> 
> 
> --__--__--
> 
> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 09:45:26 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Christopher M. Smith" <mapman420@yahoo.com>
> To: community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject: [cg] University Community Gardens and More
> 
> Greetings to all!
> 
> I am curious about community gardens on university campuses.  Does anyone
> know of any or know of any literature regarding gardens on campuses?  An
> environmental group on campus is thinking about lobbying the campus
> administration for a small plot of land and is interested in reading up on
> any literature that may be out there.  
> 
> Also, I am working on my master's thesis studying the DCAS public land
> auction in New York that was to be scheduled on 12-13 May 1999.  I'm
> studying the geography of the different forms of activism that took place
> in the months leading up to the proposed auction, and how these different
> kinds of activism took root at different scales (i.e. gardens,
> neighborhood garden coalitions, citywide coalitions), or how different
> organizations worked successfully at different scales to oppose the
> auction.  I am interested in getting perspectives from across the city on
> individual and organizational efforts in preparing for the proposed
> auction.  I have already scheduled a number of interviews (thank you!) and
> would like to get more so as to get as many perspectives on the proposed
> auction as possible.  If you are interested in participating, or know
> somebody that is, please email me (mapman420@yahoo.com) with any questions
> or comments and I can call you to get everything straightened out.  I'll
> be in NYC at the end of the month, from February 25 to March 1.  
> 
> Thank you thank you thank you!
> Christopher M. Smith
> 
> =====
> ***********************
> Christopher M. Smith    
> Department of Geography
> University of Georgia  
> Athens GA  30602       
> ***********************
> 
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