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Re: Greetings and Urban Agriculture


Why not consider it from this angle?

Although many of our programs have been here for more than 25 years,
there's no written evidence anywhere that community gardening causes crime
to drop in a neighborhood. We all know it happens, we all use anecdotes to
get or justify our funding, and yet to my knowledge, no one has ever sat
down with the crime statistics of a neighborhood and done the math.  Doing
this in DC would be of IMMENSE HELP to the community gardening movement.

Thank you!

Sally McCabe
ACGA National Office

 At 5:31 PM -0500 1/3/01, Elizabeth Kirchner wrote:
>Dear ACGA,
>My name's Liz Kirchner. I'm an agronomist in Washington, D.C. I'm
>starting graduate school in the fall (Environmental Science and
>Public Policy) and I'm trying to form a research project examining
>urban community gardening systems in Washington.
>I know that part of the ACGA's mission statement is to encourage
>research in community gardening. I wonder what kind of research the
>ACGA sees as needed in the community gardening/urban agriculture
>forum?  For example, is research into policy impediments or marketing
>more important at this juncture than further characterization of
>gardeners and their motivations?  Is horticultural extension
>information the limiting factor?  Or, are cities greening nicely,
>thank you?  I would appreciate any information, insight, or advice
>you might give me.
>Thank you very much and best regards,
>Liz Kirchner
>Elizabeth Kirchner
>Project Associate
>American Institute of Biological Sciences
>Scientific Peer Advisory and Review Services
>107 Carpenter Drive, Suite 100
>Sterling, VA 20164
>(T) 703-834-0812 ext. 228
>(F) 703-834-1160
>community_garden maillist  -  community_garden@mallorn.com

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