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

Re: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #1092 - 1 msg

  • Subject: [cg] Re: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #1092 - 1 msg
  • From: Commgarden@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 03:18:13 EDT

Hi, Shelley,from the LAS FLORES COMMUNITY GARDEN in Thousand Oaks, California.

At the risk of seeming presumptuous, since our community garden won't be up 
and running for about two more weeks, here are some ideas about stable 
"agency" support based on our five year struggle to get started.

We first looked for  a location on privately owned or church land.  When that 
failed for various reasons, we turned our search to public agencies-
county, state and city, but finally approached our local recreation and park 
district.  After finding ourselves inadvertantly involved in a master plan 
review that took nine months of focus group meetings, we were accepted as a 
compatible use.  One of the key conditions we had to meet was coming up with 
the insurance premium to absolve the park district of liability. In 2000 we 
signed a three year agreement with the park district and got a grant from the 
CITY to cover our insurance and some tools,etc.
Both the park district and the city separately approved the project.
The site was disced, water pip[es installed and fence will be finished by 

One of the most important lessons we've learned is to put all communication 
in writing so that there's no chance of misunderstanding.

We hope this helps.


Don Jacobs

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