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RE: San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners

  • Subject: RE: [cg] San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners
  • From: "Pohl-Kosbau, Leslie" <PKLESLIE@ci.portland.or.us>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 13:06:25 -0700

 I found this on the web from the July 9th San Francisco Cronicle:
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/ c/a/2004/07/09/MNGQQ7J31C1.DTL
about SLUG
Leslie Pohl-Kosbau
Portland Community Gardens
-----Original Message-----
From: Adam36055@aol.com [mailto:Adam36055@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 7:38 AM
To: ljlawson@uiuc.edu; community_garden@mallorn.com
Cc: slug1@creative.ne
Subject: Re: [cg] San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners


Here's the contact numbers - and somebody may be checking in.

San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG)
Mohammed Nuru, Executive Director
Bryan Lease, Community Garden Coordinator (EMail:slug1@creative.net)
2088 Oakdale Ave.
San Francisco, Calif. 94124
(415) 285-SLUG (7584)
(415) 285-7586 fax

I had heard some stuff, but being in Manhattan, I don't believe anything I hear, and half of what I see, generally, and as it's on the left coast, I'm not a source.  But you might have get a sense of what happened from the coordinator of the nearby Oakland Community Gardens -

Community Gardening Programs
Coordinator: Jacoba van Staveren
250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3330, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone (510) 238-2197

As it's part of their Parks and Recreation system, it might be a balanced view.  However,
It would probably be best for you to make a block of time to take a Jet Blue flight out to SF and walk and see. Because community garden problems tend to be really personal, you may have to poke around the gardens themselves to get the whole story.

Adam Honigman
Clinton Community Garden , NYC

Subj: [cg] San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners
Date: 7/22/04 10:22:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: ljlawson@uiuc.edu
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Sent from the Internet

Does anyone have information on events that have resulted in SLUG's
downturn?  I used to be in touch with SLUG staff and others but left the
Bay Area a few years ago.  I am including some information on SLUG in a
book that is about to come out, but am dismayed to learn that SLUG has been
reduced to a 0 staff organization that is no longer maintaining the
community gardens in San Francisco. I've heard rumors and I've looked at
some old newspaper clippings, but anyone who has lived through the crisis
would be very helpful to talk to.

Thank you,


Laura Lawson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
101 Buell Hall, 611 East Taft Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820

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