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ACGA PSAs for tv in four cities

  • Subject: [cg] ACGA PSAs for tv in four cities
  • From: "Kerr, Thomas J." <KerrT@missouri.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 11:52:42 -0600
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  • Thread-topic: ACGA PSAs for tv in four cities

Friends of American Community Gardening Association,

In an effort to support community gardening, greening and food system
organizations in North America, the American Community Gardening
Association this week distributed public service announcements to
television stations in four major metropolitan cities. Produced by Emmy
award-winning videographer Rick Bacigalupi of San Francisco, these :30
and :60 second PSAs support ACGA in general, and encourage familiarity
of local member organizations in these viewing areas. 

The twelve stations receiving these segments are in New York (WABC-,
WNBC, WCBS, NY1/Verizon, & Lifetime Cable), Philadelphia (KYW-3 &
WTFX-29), Chicago (WLS-7 & WPWR-50) and the San Francisco Bay area
(KRON-4, KPIX-5, KBWB-11). All have been contacted prior to distribution
and each expressed interest in airing the tapes. There are two PSAs,
each with a :30 & :60 second version and are fine examples of
documentary video, complete with original score, smiling faces and do a
great service of promoting the ACGA mission. They conclude with the ACGA
mailing address and website as contact information. 

IMPORTANT: In the immediate future, the ACGA website will feature a
section announcing these PSAs. New visitors who have seen the PSA and
visit the site will be directed to the "links"  of community gardening
programs by state, where they will be able to access information about
gardening, greening and food systems programs. If your organization is
not yet listed on the ACGA site, we encourage you to do so now. If you
know of an organization not listed, please share this information with
them so they can contact ACGA as soon as possible. It is not necessary
to have a website link in order to be contacted by a potential gardener,
if your project doesn't have website, a telephone number, mailing
address or email can be used. We also hope that educators, politicians
and funders visit the site to see what impact community gardening has
across the continent. 

CONTACT: to update, or place new information on the website, contact
Laura Berman, FoodShare Toronto - laura@foodshare.net 

The ACGA website is www.communitygarden.org

If you know of a television station that would definitely be interested
in airing these PSAs, ACGA will be compiling a list of possible stations
for additional coverage. Please provide a contact name information to
Tom Kerr, co-chair ACGA Development Committee - thomaskerr@hotmail.com.

The American Community Gardening Association wishes you a very happy new

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

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