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RE: Tufts Study, Rural Community Gardens


In NYC there is a CG in the Bronx which uses some of its tomatoes and summer
produce to help provide food for the soup kitchen that it also runs, but for
most of our CGs, because of the limited size of NYC gardens, the food
production is really minor. Where we get food for the poor is usually from
food banks and left- overs from restaurants. The Sunday soup kitchen that I
personally work at my synagogue usually buys most of its fixings from
wholesale grocers. (My fellow kitchen workers think I'm odd to take the
celery tops and potato/carrot  peelings with me because, as non-gardeners,
they have no idea about composting.)

That there is hunger and homelessness in the US at all is an abomination. 

I hope that Sullivan and others can help show us how to do better,



> -----Original Message-----
> From:	GGoosman@aol.com [SMTP:GGoosman@aol.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, January 19, 2000 5:25 PM
> To:	community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject:	[cg] Tufts Study, Rural Community Gardens
> Hello Folks,
> This is just an FYI. There is a study just put out by the Center on Hunger
> and Poverty, through the School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts 
> University. It is called, Community Gardening in Rural Areas and is
> written 
> by Ashley Sullivan. It is somewhat simplistic, but has some good
> information 
> in it. The bad news is it never mentions ACGA anywhere in the report. The 
> author does site research and information from some individual programs 
> across the country. 
> Hope folks get a chance to review the report and that we can also convey
> to 
> folks at Tufts that ACGA and other groups are alive and actively promoting
> community gardening across the country.
> Gary Goosman
> PS... Tufts University, School of Nutrition and Policy, Medford, MA 02155
> email, hunger@infonet.tufts.edu
> www.tufts.edu/nutrition/centeronhunger
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