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RE: largest community garden?


Floyd Bennett may probably be the largest community garden in NYC or the

However, the largest community garden  that I know of nationwide is the
Eagle Heights Community Garden in Madison, Wisconsin.
http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~ehgarden/ . Please wait to hear from others on this
matter before you go to press. Sally McCabe from the ACGA main office in
Philadelphia may have a more authoritative answer.

A cheap plug: The Clinton Community Garden ( the local community garden of
the NYT) was purchased in part by funds raised through a Trust for Public
Land sponsored advertisement in the NYT! Back in the Koch administration,
the Clinton Community Garden was in jeopardy of being sold to help allay the
city's financial  woes. We "sold" square inches of the garden in the NYT for
$5.00 and raised $86,000 . If you visit us (on W. 48th St. between 9th &
10th avenues) you'll see our "money snake" painted on the eastern wall of
the garden. The city took the money we raised ( and a substantial sum from
the Clinton Fund) and made the CCG the first garden the first Green Thumb
garden to be transferred to Parks. Our website:

Adam Honigman
Bowne Publishing Division
345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (212) 414-8933
Fax: (212) 229-3421
email: adam.honigman@bowne.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jill Eisenstadt [SMTP:again@rcn.com]
> Sent:	Monday, July 24, 2000 12:33 PM
> To:	community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject:	[cg] largest community garden?
> To Whom This May Concern:
> I am writing an article for the THE NEW YORK TIMES city section about a 
> community garden in Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY.  Floyd Bennett 
> claims to the largest community garden in the country? Can you possibly 
> verify this for us?  They have 600 1O' by 20' feet plots. Thanks
> Jill Eisenstadt
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