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RE: largest community garden?

The authoritative word, according to the Guinness book of World records,
shis=fts back and forthe between the Wegerzyn CG in Dayton, Ohio, and the
Benjamin Rush CG in Philadelphia. I don't have sizes or number of plots on
either, but Guinness did verify this with the national office several years

Sally McCabe

At 1:48 PM -0400 7/24/00, Jack N. Hale wrote:
>Maybe we need to develop a Guinness book of community garden records.
>We definitely need to know oldest, largest, most plots, highest value per
>square foot, highest altitude, etc.
>Who wants to get it started?
>Jack Hale
>-----Original Message-----
>From:	community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
>[mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com] On Behalf Of Honigman, Adam
>Sent:	Monday, July 24, 2000 11:49 AM
>To:	community_garden@mallorn.com
>Subject:	RE: [cg] largest community garden?
>Floyd Bennett is 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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