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Re: Dowling Community Garden Celebrates 60th Anniversary

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Dowling Community Garden Celebrates 60th Anniversary
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 10:59:08 EDT


As most of us know, keeping a community garden vital, accessible and 
appreciated by the community around it after the first 5 years takes work: it's like 
being in a long running floating poker game or  a marriage.  

This year, the Clinton Community Garden  <A 
HREF="http://www.clintoncommunitygarden.org/";>Clinton Community Garden</A>  hits the 25 year mark, and boy has 
it been a bumpy ride!  Liz Christy downtown is about 30 years old, and was 
finally saved by the NYC Garden Settlement <A 
HREF="http://www.lizchristygarden.org/";>Liz Christy Garden</A> ; the Eagle Heights Community Garden in Madison 
Wisconsin is 41 years old ( founded in 1962)  <A 
HREF="http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~ehgarden/";>Eagle Heights Community Garden</A> . 

I don't know if we should put founding dates on the garden links page or 
create a page linked to the gardens with the gardens listed by age (in this case 
age before beauty). It's wild to see that we have community gardens that are 60 
- 61 years of age.

I really hope we hear of more. 

Best wishes,
Adam Honigman
 <A HREF="http://www.clintoncommunitygarden.org/";>Clinton Community Garden</A>

<< Subj:     RE: [cg] Dowling Community Garden Celebrates 60th Anniversary
 Date:  7/2/03 9:58:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time
 From:  czoll@greeninstitute.org (Corrie Zoll)
 Sender:    community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
 To:    community_garden@mallorn.com
 Thank you for the encouragement.  As near as anyone can tell, the Fenway
 Victory Gardens in Boston are the only continually operated community
 gardens older than Dowling Community Garden in Minneapolis.  Older by a
 year.  I wonder if list members are aware of other community gardens
 from this era that are still in operation.
 Corrie Zoll
 Minneapolis >>

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