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multicultural community gardens

  • Subject: [cg] multicultural community gardens
  • From: Laura Berman <laura@foodshare.net>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 13:12:33 -0400

FoodShare Toronto  has a  3 year program called Seeds of Our City that is
looking at  exactly this. We are in the 2nd year of the funding and are in
the process of compiling the data and anecdotes. The person to be in touch
with is Lauren Baker <lauren@foodshare.net>.  She is on vacation until mid
August so you can reach her then.

I'd also suggest that you contact ACGA board members, Marti Ross-Bjornson
in Chicago <m-bjornson@nwu.edu>,  Sally Anne Sadler "
<sally-anne.sadler@metrokc.gov> and  Prof. Gerda Wekerle at York University
(in Toronto) <gwekerle@yorku.ca> . Just to warn you though: Marti is busy
with an upcoming wedding, Sally Anne is either still away or just coming
back from vacation and I believe that Gerda is finishing off her sabatical
so I doubt that you will hear from any of them all that soon.

Good luck.

Laura Berman
Community Garden Programme Coordinator
FoodShare Toronto
238 Queen St. West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z7
Phone:   (416) 392-1668
Fax:        (416) 392-6650
email: laura@foodshare.net
web:    www.foodshare.net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lisa Messersmith [mailto:lgmesser@earthlink.net]
> Hi,
> I am looking for any information you all may have on different cultural
> groups creating and using urban community gardens.  I am doing a project
> about how urban community gardens can provide an opportunity for people to
> maintain cultural heritage in urban settings and increase cross-cultural
> interaction and understanding.
> Do you all keep any records of what cultural/ethnic groups make use of
> gardens?  Have you taken any surveys of gardeners to find out why they use
> gardens and what they are growing?  If
> your organization does not have any written info., is there anyone that I
> could interview in order to get this type of quantitative and/or
> qualitative/anecdotal information?  Also, are there any articles or research
> projects you know of that would include pertinent info. for my
> project?
> Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
> -Lisa
> --__--__--

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