Re: Community Gardens Policy (City of Milwaukee (WI) Community Garden Mo...
- Subject: Re: [cg] Community Gardens Policy (City of Milwaukee (WI) Community Garden Mo...
- From: Adam36055@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 13:01:06 EST
In addition to Lenny Librizzi's great list of resources on community garden
policy (many of which, fyi, he compiled himself) I would like to make a few
On the links page of the American Community Gardening Association website <A
HREF="http://www.communitygarden.org/">American Community Gardening
Association</A> , please go to Section III. " Community Gardening &
In addition to Lenny Librizzi's 1999 study, I would also take the time to
read the other links and studies and download the PDF file, "Community
Development through Gardening: State and Local Policies Transforming Urban
Open Space" by Prof. Jane E. Schukoske, associate Professor, University of
Baltimore School of Law & Director of the Community Development Clinic.
This downloadable article ( which may be available in bound form from the
University of Baltimore Law School library) first appeared in the NY
University "Journal of Legislation and Public Policy" (Vol 3, No. 2, Spring
2000), is impeccably researched and written, has a rather extensive
bibliograpy and is the notable in being both the first major article in a Law
School Journal on community gardening and a comprehensive review of the
subject. The last I heard of the author was that she was doing research in
India. I believe that Prof. Schukoske may be back at the University of
2) Many of us in the community gardening community have been waiting with
bated breath for the results of the University of Missouri - St. Louis Public
Policy Research Center/ Gateway Greening - Whitmire Foundation funded
community garden study. The Whitmire Study <A
WhitmireStudy.html</A> will be a seminal resource for any policy thinking
on community gardens. For further information, please contact Gwenne
Hayes-Stewart or Tricia Freund at <A
Gateway Greening, Inc.
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166
Phone: (314) 577-9484
Fax: (314) 577-9435
Volunteer, Clinton Community Garden
<< Subj: Re: [cg] Community Gardens Policy (City of Milwaukee (WI)
Community Garden Model Policy Consideration)
Date: 2/18/03 10:05:19 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: email@example.com (Lenny Librizzi)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (Diana Kanter)
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org (Lenny)
Hopefully you have looked over the National Community Garden Survey 1996,
ACGA Monograph by Suzanne Monroe-
Santos which should answer some of your questions. Note that the survey is
from 1996, the latest available. Perhaps a
good masters or doctoral project would be to update this survey.
Also, in 1999, I compiled whatever policies were in place at that time.
There have been other policies developed since.
They are not included here:
Comprehensive Plans, Zoning Regulations, Open Space Policies and Goals
Concerning Community Gardens and Open
Green Space from the Cities of Seattle, Berkeley, Boston, and Chicago-
Information compiled by ACGA Member Lenny
Librizzi for the GreenThumb Grow Together Workshop "Lessons From Community
Gardening Programs In Other Cities"
given March 20, 1999.
New York's current policy is through the legal settlement reached between
the city and the NYS Attorney General.
Here is a copy of the agreement from the AG's website:
There is still pending legislation in the NYC City Council that would
create a policy to move forward, protecting existing
community gardens and setting up a procedure for new gardens.
Good luck on your research. Please post your results to this list.
Lenny Librizzi >>
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