Iris, I am really happy to see that you're going to give a presentation about community gardening as part of your MG internship! And as Jim says, the listserv is an extremely valuable tool, as are the various publications of the ACGA, notably the "Growing Community Curriculum" and "Cultivating Community", which should be in every County Extension MG library. And to support the continuing efforts of the ACGA, an organizational membership for your County MGs($50), and an individual membership for you(still $25?). A modest and extremely worthwhile investment.
And Jim, someday I'm gonna get to CASA! In the meantime, I'm delighted to tell you and the whole world that the 2003 Minnesota State Master Gardener conference theme is "Sustainable Communities Through Horticulture", and one of the five four-hour education tracks is "Community Gardening"! Each track consists of four one hour presentations. This is a first for Minnesota, and I have the great pleasure to be a member of the Education Committee, which for the most part will create the curriculum for the CG track!
The conference is in the middle of September, and I'll give brief updates from time to time.
From: "Jim Call" <firstname.lastname@example.org
To: "Iris Ferber" <IFerber@yorkhousing.org
Subject: Re: [cg] (no subject)
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 19:52:13 -0600
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I agree with Adam in reference to visiting the ACGA website. To get =
an overall view of CGs, I believe you definitely need to make an effort =
to visit the Links page =
). This page is very =
useful not only for CG links but also CG/Gardening resource links.
I wish you the best in your Master Gardener t
raining. After your 10 =
presentation, you only have about 39 hours and 50 minutes more of =
community service left to perform. Please go forth after your =
certification and help your community with your newly acquired =
knowledge. Many of my fellow MGers have their certification hanging =
nicely on their walls and never lend a helping hand after graduation. =
Use your knowledge to make a difference. =20
Please refer to this listserv if you have further questions.=20
Kindest regards, Jim Call, CASA Community Garden Volunteer =
1999 Alabama Master Gardener =
Volunteer of the Year
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From: Iris Ferber=20
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 9:09 AM
Subject: [cg] (no subject)
I have to do a 10 minute presentation as part of my Master Gardeners =
certification. I work with low income families and believe that the =
"community gardening idea" is a wonderful tool for increasing =
cohesiveness, health and communications of the neighborhood. I work =
with 3 separate developments wi
thin the inner city. If you have any =
advice or links that would be helpful in doing my presentation I would =
really appreciate it. I've enjoyed home gardening on my own, for years =
but I'm rather new at this.