hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Seattle P-Patch Program

  • Subject: [cg] Seattle P-Patch Program
  • From: David Smead <smead@amplepower.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 07:41:39 +0000 (UTC)

Above all, a community is comprised of individuals acting in good faith to
further their common goals.  When good faith is replaced by politics,
gossip, and fear of dissent, then community is an illusion, rather than a

If the program manager of a P-Patch program decides to be a biased
participant in an illusion, then what must others do to seek fair play?

You can follow this discussion at www.greenpatch.org/interbay.  Is P-Patch
Program Manager, Rich Macdonald acting in the best interest of long term
viability of community gardening?  Or has he taken a short-sighted option
of supporting an undemocratic group representing an illusion of community?

At stake in this dispute is how conflicts are resolved?  Are conflicts
resolved by fiat of those in the inner circles and good graces of Rich
Macdonald?  Or are conflicts resolved by an arbiter guided by principles
of inclusion?

While we'd like to think that any community gardening program is operating
in a `goodness space', can that be true if basic tenets of democracy are
not present? Like fertile soil, fertile community requires a substrate of
inclusion.  We suggest that Rich Macdonald consider the ramifications of a
management policy by fiat versus one of maximum inclusion.


David Smead

The American Community Gardening Association listserve is only one of ACGA's services to community gardeners. To learn more about the ACGA and to find out how to join, please go to http://www.communitygarden.org

To post an e-mail to the list:  community_garden@mallorn.com

To subscribe, unsubscribe or change your subscription:  https://secure.mallorn.com/mailman/listinfo/community_garden

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index