hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Greenhouses in comm gardens

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Greenhouses in comm gardens
  • From: adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 16:41:12 -0500

The 8 foot fence is probably the key, because it distracts the lazier vandals - and homeless guys usually won't trash a place that keeps them warm - though masculine housekeeping can be...masculine. 
 
Hope your luck keeps and you don't get any energetic vandals walking by.  
 
Best, 
Adam Honigman 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Hale <jackh@knoxparks.org>
To: adam36055@aol.com; Janetp@cacscw.org; community_garden@mallorn.com
Cc: artworks4@sbcglobal.net; gandhimind@netscape.net
Sent: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 15:09:03 -0500
Subject: RE: [cg] Greenhouses in comm gardens


Well, we have had a 20X40 hoop house covered with polyethylene on our
grounds for 3 years.  It is used by community gardeners raising
seedlings starting around March 1 and running into June each year.  We
do have electricity, running water, and gas heating, thanks to the
largesse of a local insurance company.  We have never had any damage to
the house except when a sharp edged table came in contact with the
outside covering.  I probably shouldn't say this, but we have never had
any vandalism, even though we are on a very busy walking route to and
from a local high school.  We also have a larger traditional house (5800
square feet) covered in polycarbonate, also heated.  We do have a
problem with critters burrowing in, and sometimes some homeless guys
spend winter nights inside.  There is an 8 foot high chain link fence
around the property, but young folks can climb it easily and the gates
aren't very secure.  One other detail - the poly house is double-walled
- two layers of poly with air blown between them.  It makes for
wonderful energy efficiency and it eliminates the "flap factor" in the
wind.  The covering is very tight, and the little fan that inflates
everything uses almost no electricity.  Poly is easy to cut, but it is
also easy to repair - they sell tape for that purpose.  In the event of
serious damage, the material isn't very expensive, and volunteers can
install it.
Good luck.

Jack N. Hale
Executive Director
Knox Parks Foundation
75 Laurel Street
Hartford, CT 06106
860/951-7694

-----Original Message-----
From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
[mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com] On Behalf Of
adam36055@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 1:01 PM
To: Janetp@cacscw.org; community_garden@mallorn.com
Cc: artworks4@sbcglobal.net; gandhimind@netscape.net
Subject: Re: [cg] Greenhouses in comm gardens

A Greenhouse, without a fence or protection in a public park already
known to have have knuckleheads stealing and tagging is risky business.
It's just too much fun for the more feral local teenage guys, sociopaths
and losers, to break glass/polyvinyl and tag the remaining pieces.   
 
If you have a secure place in the park ( like in a fenced service area)
with good sun and access to electricity or at least a space where
photvoltaic panels won't be smashed or stolen then I can see having a
greenhouse would be viable - otherwise, and I'm sure other folks on this
list will say it's doable, though I don't know how - otherwise I think
it would be throwing away your hard earned dollars. 
 
Regards,
Adam Honigman
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet Parker <Janetp@cacscw.org>
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Cc: artworks4@sbcglobal.net; gandhimind@netscape.net
Sent: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 11:37:12 -0600
Subject: [cg] Greenhouses in comm gardens


Dear Friends,
 
Here in snowy Madison, Wisconsin we are busy planning for the season to
come!  A 
gardener has been looking into building a polyvinyl greenhouse from a
kit at a 
large community garden with 110 families in a city park.  
 
Any stories to tell from your experience or ideas of what might work?  
 
Some concerns on our minds are:
 
- vandalism (the site is unfenced, and tagging and theft have been
problems 
there)
- limited usefulness (no electric runs to the site, so heat for
seedlings in 
spring won't be possible) (photovoltaic solar panels have been suggested
to 
power automatic ventilation for summer) 
 
If you have ideas or tips you can share with us, please drop me a note
with your 
phone number and a time I can call you.  Or reply to the list.
 
Thank you!
 
Peace,

Janet Parker

CAC Community Gardens

608-246-4730 ext. 218

1717 N. Stoughton Rd.

Madison, WI 53704

www.cacscw.org/gardens

janetp@cacscw.org


______________________________________________________
The American Community Gardening Association listserve is only one of
ACGA's 
services to community gardeners. To learn more about the ACGA and to
find out 
how to join, please go to http://www.communitygarden.org


To post an e-mail to the list:  community_garden@mallorn.com

To subscribe, unsubscribe or change your subscription:
https://secure.mallorn.com/mailman/listinfo/community_garden


______________________________________________________
The American Community Gardening Association listserve is only one of
ACGA's services to community gardeners. To learn more about the ACGA and
to find out how to join, please go to http://www.communitygarden.org


To post an e-mail to the list:  community_garden@mallorn.com

To subscribe, unsubscribe or change your subscription:
https://secure.mallorn.com/mailman/listinfo/community_garden


______________________________________________________
The American Community Gardening Association listserve is only one of ACGA's 
services to community gardeners. To learn more about the ACGA and to find out 
how to join, please go to http://www.communitygarden.org


To post an e-mail to the list:  community_garden@mallorn.com

To subscribe, unsubscribe or change your subscription:  https://secure.mallorn.com/mailman/listinfo/community_garden


______________________________________________________
The American Community Gardening Association listserve is only one of ACGA's services to community gardeners. To learn more about the ACGA and to find out how to join, please go to http://www.communitygarden.org


To post an e-mail to the list:  community_garden@mallorn.com

To subscribe, unsubscribe or change your subscription:  https://secure.mallorn.com/mailman/listinfo/community_garden





 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index