Re: Signs of Spring in West Broadway
- Subject: [cg] Re: Signs of Spring in West Broadway
- From: "Karen Jones" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 19:46:15 -0600
While Alot of you gardeners out there are having success the sign of
spring here is that the local development committee is threatening to
sell the garden on Sherbrook Street, a really ugly long street dominated
by one story buildings or store fronts onto houses, most of the trees
are dead on Sherbrook Street. It is mostly a concrete jungle type of
place. One tree is doing quite well despite a scale infestation because
its roots can take advantage of the garden soil. These planning geniuses
now have a wonderful idea to pave over the roots of the tree. Duh? They
can do it too, just because they are a 'development corporation" they
funnel all community grant money and make sure that we don't get any
from them. Luckily they are not the only show in town. I envy you guys
who seem to live in areas where everyone is fairly savy about the roll
of community gardens in community development.
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1. Oregon: Gardening in the Rogue Valley - Options Community
2. Gardener's Supply -- worth the effort to send in a donation
3. Introduction (BHATTARYA,SHEFALI)
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 23:06:43 EST
Subject: [cg] Oregon: Gardening in the Rogue Valley - Options Community
1:41 pm PT, Monday, Feb 14, 2005
Gardening in the Rogue Valley - Options Community Garden
By Joan Jones
Staff Writer / SouthernOregonNews.com
Rogue Valley, Oregon - Options of Southern Oregon is creating a
garden in Grants Pass. The garden will provide 32 plots, available to
and nonprofit organizations at a nominal annual fee of $25. This fee
cover ongoing expenses such as water and routine maintenance, making the
virtually self-supporting after the initial work is completed. Ten
plots would be held as "scholarship" plots. These plots would be
no charge to individuals who agreed to donate a percentage of their
to agencies who work with hunger.
An initial work party was held recently to begin on the project.
"It was fabulous," said Crystal McMalton of Options. "The turn-out was
About 40 people from the Master Gardeners Association and community
came out to help.
Options received a grant from the Four Way Community Foundation to
the initial funding to build a community garden for the Grants Pass
The Options Community Garden was proposed for Options property by
the staff who recognized that with a minimal investment, the land that
building occupies could be better utilized for the community.
One purpose of the garden is to educate the community and connect people
their heritage so they learn where food comes from, McMalton said. The
will also be used to educate youth groups.
People who garden one of the plots at the community garden can either
the bounty or donate it to a worthy cause.
The concept for a community garden has received support from community
partners as varied as the Master Gardeners, Josephine County Juvenile
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program and the Grower's Market. In addition,
Pipeline Construction donated the installation of an irrigation system.
Another work party will be held March 11. Community members are invited
stop by and check out the gardens.
For those who would like to apply for a plot to garden, applications
available February 15 by going on-line to
http://www.optionsonline.org/CommunityGarden.htm or calling 476-2373.
Options for Southern Oregon, Inc., is a non-profit organization
in 1982 to provide psychosocial rehabilitation services for adults with
long-term mental illness.
Upcoming gardening events:
Plant clinics are held by the Jackson County master Gardener Association
10 am to 2 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Oregon State University
Center, 569 Hanley road, Central Point. Services include gardening
and pest identification. Call 776-7371 ext. 204 or visit
The Jackson county Master gardeners will also present a fruit tree
class from 9 am to noon , Saturday, February 19 at SOREC. Bring gloves
pruning tools. Admission is $5. Call 776-7371 for more information.
The Jacksonville Garden Club will present "Companion Planting; by Mira
Wingfield and "The Oregon garden" by Betty Stanaland at 12:30 pm
17 at Royal mobile Estates, 1055 n. Fifth Street in Jacksonville.
free. Call 858-8090 for more information.
On Monday, February 21 Medford Rose Society will present a rose
talk with Mike Cady of Jackson and Perkins at 7 pm at the church of
keen Way Drive in Medford. Call 608-6273 for more information.
Joan Jones/Staff Reporter
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To: "Cg \(cg\)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 09:06:50 -0500
Subject: [cg] Gardener's Supply -- worth the effort to send in a
Found the following item in my Fundraising Info - GrantStation Insider
02.15.05 e-mail this morning:
Focus on Gardening, Agriculture, Food, and the Environment
Gardener's Supply Donation Program
The Gardener's Supply Donation Program provides cash or product
nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. The company focuses support
causes related to gardening, sustainable agriculture, food, environment,
hunger. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Visit the above
website for more information.
Has anyone outside of VT actually sent in a donation request (not the
Crusader awards) and actually gotten anything from Gardener's Supply?
With all the work we're doing with low-income children and adjudicated
youth, we could really use more hand-tools (the kids don't mean to, but
especially the ADHD kids just drop them and don't remember that they did
it), but in my old age, I'm getting very leary of writing out grant
to large companies who often care more about publicity in a certain area
boost sales rather than what my particular program is doing.
don't know how much more noble our program can be (which is good on the
local level) but isn't helping us one iota on the corporate level.
Thanks for the input!
Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden and
A mission of
St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville, PA
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:17:46 -0500 (EST)
From: "BHATTARYA,SHEFALI" <email@example.com>
Subject: [cg] Introduction
I am Shefali Bhattarya, a PhD student in the Urban and Regional
Planning Department at University of Florida, Gainesville. I am
currently working on my PhD research which focusses on Developing
a strategy for integrating community gardens in city master plan
for Gainesville, Florida.
I wanted to introduce myself to the group and would like to have
input from you all about my research topic. I would be happy to
interact with people who are/have worked on similar research.
I have been following this forum for quitr some time and have
found it very informative.
Looking forward to interact with you all.
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