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RE: Annual ACGA "FOCG" Award

  • Subject: RE: [cg] Annual ACGA "FOCG" Award
  • From: Sally McCabe <sallymcc@libertynet.org>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:48:00 -0400

I have the original nomination forms, I think, if that's of any interest to
anyone.

Sally

At 9:29 AM -0400 6/29/01, Jack N. Hale wrote:
>ACGA used to make awards.  The bulk of them were done in conjunction with
>the annual conference and featured in the Greening Review, but we also had a
>process where ACGA members could request local awards as needed.  It usually
>fell to one dedicated board member to run that process.  Nancy Allen was the
>last I remember, when she was at P-Patch.  They were, as you suggest, "a
>good thing."  Also, quite a while back (maybe 15 or 20 years), ACGA was
>sponsored by Glad, the bag people, to make community garden awards,
>recognizing excellent gardens.  Gardens would apply for the awards, board
>members would make site visits, and awards were made on a regional basis.
>It was a big deal - a fair amount of money involved.  Then, of course there
>was the more recent collaboration with John Deere, which I see is coming
>back around, to make awards to chilren's/youth gardens.  All sorts of
>interesting opportunities, but we really need somebody with a PR head and a
>lot of time to pull things together and make the most of them.
>JH
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
>[mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of Honigman, Adam
>Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 1:44 PM
>To: ACGA listserve
>Subject: [cg] Annual ACGA "FOCG" Award
>
>To the ACGA Board & General Membership,
>
>Everybody  likes to get awards to add to their CVs. Politicians love to have
>fancy named prizes to put on campaign literature - in a green debate ( who
>is "greener" than an opponent) winning the 2001 American Community Gardening
>Association "Friend of Community Gardening" Award ( "FOCG") with a fancy
>citation suitable for framing would be - pace Martha Stewart - a very "good
>thing."
>
>Why such a good thing:
>
>1) We could give politicians who sponsor special legislation to save or
>recognize gardens as acceptable land uses a special "statesman prize."
>
>2) Developers who create low income housing with community garden components
>( either preserving them intact, incorporating them in the design of new
>housing, creating new community gardens as part of low income housing
>programs) would qualify. I actually know one developer who has created and
>or preserved community gardens in Manhattan as part of his mission - I kid
>you not.
>
>3) Journalists and garden writers who write particularly nice, informative
>articles about community gardening and the ACGA ( think the great piece
>written by Cynthia Van Hazinga in the March April 2001 "New Age Journal"
>
>http://www.newage.com/current.comm-grdn.html
>
>4) We could award foundation funders who give the ACGA or community garden
>programs big money FOCG awards.
>
>5) Likewise, we could give long standing community garden/open space
>advocacy groups FOCG awards.
>
>6) We could create as special FOCG award for outstanding  ACGA members.
>
>7) The nominating committee could have a lot of fun saying "FOCG" over and
>over in the nominating process, "This is a truly outstanding "FOCG"
>candidate..., etc" especially if adult beverages were consumed during the
>plenary session.
>
>Best wishes,
>
>Adam Honigman
>
>
>
>
>
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