Re: garden dispute
- Subject: Re: [cg] garden dispute
- From: Adam36055@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 10:05:28 EST
A definition: A community garden is a public garden created by a few
gardeners for the used and enjoyment of the entire community.
When you're gardening on the people's land, it ain't your private paradise.
Mr. Wilsons may garden in the community garden, but he has to learn to love
Dennis the Menace.
There is no "private," community gardening, though lots of gardeners get in
trouble saying "my," instead of ours.
Love ya all - off to WHYY to record a " You Bet Your Garden," with Mike
> Subj: Re: [cg] garden dispute
> Date: 1/11/05 12:54:32 PM Mid-Atlantic Standard Time
> From: Grow19@aol.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent from the Internet
> Wow I think this is way off base. Community gardens are a mix of community
> and private space. People participate for both reasons and both need to be
> honored. Just as the individuals benefit from the community, the community
> benefits from the individuals who lovingly tend their spaces as well as
> to the whole. Indeed the cg did provide a place for the tree to thrive and
> the gardener provided a tree for the community to enjoy. As to how the
> 'went missing' -- someone chose to cut it down -- either another gardener
> group of gardeners who were preparing the garden for the new fence, or the
> fence company. Seems that it is human nature for the gardener to seek
> compensation, even if the amount is way too high and even if a better
> solution is
> simply for no $ to go to the gardener, but for the tree to be replaced.
> judy tiger
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