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community gardens in albany, NY

  • Subject: [cg] community gardens in albany, NY
  • From: Fred Conrad fred.conrad@acfb.org
  • Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 10:39:31 -0500

say, this is sort of obscure, but i was reading a book over the weekend,
"Legends in the Garden" subtitled "Who in the World is Nellie Stevens?" and
in the chapter on Betty Cornell it mentioned that she was a vocal advocate
for community gardens and she launched an urban beautification program in
Albany.

so, i'm just curious if anyone knows of her community garden work and if her
program still exists.  she discovered an unknown clematis, which was named
for her, is how she happened to be in the book.  i hope that her community
building work would be as enduring as her botanic collection.

Fred Conrad 
Community Garden Coordinator 
Atlanta Community Food Bank 
970 Jefferson Street, Atlanta, GA 30318 
ph: 404.892.FEED ext 216 fx: 404.892.4026 
fred.conrad@acfb.org    www.acfb.org



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