RE: Greetings from Baltimore City!
Here are a few useful websites:
The American Community Gardening Association. Go through the entire site and
links. There is some very useful stuff here.
Leo Horrigan at Johns Hopkins does interesting work with greening in that
city, maybe he can give you some leads:
Baltimore Commuinty resources
I know that the Maryland Agricultural Extension did some interesting work on
Duncan Street in Baltimore lwith a new community garden installed by
community residents and supervised by a Maryland Extension horticulturist.
Once a vacant lot, this little plot of land - surrounded by row houses - is
just one of 15 community gardens in a program designed to help Baltimore
urban gardeners turn city-owned vacant lots from eyesores into productive
Here are some book ideas from the City Farmer website:
These two are old standards on HOW TO.
The Community Garden Book
"New Directions for Creating and Managing Neighbourhood Food
Gardens in Your
by Larry Sommers, 1984, (121 pgs.)
Gardens for All/The National Association of Gardening
180 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401
A Handbook of Community Gardening
by Boston Urban Gardeners
edited by Susan Naimark, 1982 (180 pgs.)
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York
There are also books that look at the WHY of community gardening. This
is a new one from the US.
A Patch of Eden "America's Inner City Gardeners"
by H. Patricia Hynes
Chelsea Green Publishing Co.,
Phone (802) 295-6300
1996, (185 pgs.)
Here is an agricultural library near you:
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agriculture Library, Room 304
10301 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville MD 20705-2351
National Agriculture Library
Good luck, let us know how it works out,
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [cg] Greetings from Baltimore City!
> Happy 2001!
> I hope you can provide me with the information I seek, or can direct me to
> where I can get help. I am in the midst of creating a community garden
> here in Baltimore City and need to learn more about the following:
> * The equipment I will need from site assessment to planting to fall
> * Suggestions for fundraisers not related to selling produce.
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Warm Regards,
> Thomas Wilson
> 3017 Eastern Ave.
> Baltimore City, MD 21224
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