Washington State Governor Gary Locke - Sell him on Community Gardens
- Subject: [cg] Washington State Governor Gary Locke - Sell him on Community Gardens
- From: "Honigman, Adam" Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com
- Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 12:08:26 -0500
Hey Washington State Community
Governor Gary Locke's rebuttal
to the State of the Union Address was pretty impressive yesterday night.
Do you think he can be suckered into visiting a community garden with his staff
and speechwriters ( maybe the garden being grown from the "Million Flower
Compost") and get the community garden idea as a metaphor for all of us pulling
together to make America better?
If Governor Locke gets the
idea and uses community gardeners as a metaphor for a positive America
( especially growing food for low income citizens) maybe the
Republicans, hearing a good metaphor that they'd want to co-opt might
see the cg movement as something to support thorough a line
item in an agriculture bill, or through that "faith based
iniative/volunteer" bill that Dubya mentioned last night.
If we can get something like
the Federal urban agriculture / community development grant dollars of
the late seventies/early eighties restored, maybe we might be able to expand
programs, promote the community garden idea thoughout more of this country - an
antidote to that other metaphor, "Bowling Alone."
But first we need to get some
politicians, wine, cheese and oysters into a gussied up Seattle community garden
and someone - maybe Seattle's mayor or its cg friendly city councilpersons?
to invite Governor Gary Locke and his speechwriters in...
A thought for a snow
Volunteer, Clinton Community