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re: Greetings and Urban Agriculture


Liz,
I definitely agree with Sally's suggestion of community safety for a
research topic and I'd be happy to give you some  contacts here in Toronto
that can provide you with some anecdotes. I don't know how easy it will be
to get any  police statistics but it would be great to have this kind of
info.

Laura Berman


FoodShare Toronto
238 Queen St. West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z7
Phone:   (416) 392-1668
Fax:        (416) 392-6650
email: laura@foodshare.net
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From: Sally McCabe <sallymcc@libertynet.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 22:25:28 -0400
To: Elizabeth Kirchner <ekirchner@aibs.org>, community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: Re: [cg] Greetings and Urban Agriculture

Liz

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


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