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RE: Eagle Heights


Your garden is our hero! Sorry that I've not ever been there, but I know it
exists (like Oz) over the rainbow. Best wishes from the Clinton Community
Garden in NYC (http://www.clintoncommunitygarden.org a mere infant at 22

Wax on!


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David R. Shiffert [SMTP:drshiffe@students.wisc.edu]
> Sent:	Thursday, March 09, 2000 1:35 AM
> To:	community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject:	[cg] Eagle Heights
> Eagle Heights Community Gardens (Madison, Wisconsin) needs your help
> piecing together the 38-year history of our gardens, and relating it to
> the
> broader picture nationwide.
> Do you know that there are about 10,000 known community gardens in the
> U.S.? 
> Do you know that EHCG is reputed to be the oldest continuously-running
> community garden in the U.S.?  
> Do you know that EHCG has the largest membership of any single community
> garden that we know of? (~1000 gardeners each season)
> Do you know what happened in the gardens during the Woodstock Festival
> (We
> don't, but we think it must have been far out).
> A University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism graduate student, Krishna
> Ramanujan, has begun an investigative report on the history of the Eagle
> Heights Community Gardens, which he hopes to publish  locally, nationally,
> and perhaps internationally.  If you have any stories, correspondence,
> photos, or other pieces of EHCG history, or if you were a part of the
> Eagle
> Heights gardens "way back when...", please contact Krishna Ramanujan at 
> phone) 608-233-0296, email) kramanujan@students.wisc.edu. 
> With the information that we find, we intend to develop a photographic
> presentation of this history, which we can then present to all of you, our
> members and friends.  We believe that by uncovering the history of this
> remarkable place which has changed and shaped so many lives, we will find
> that our community of support extends far beyond the Madison area.  One of
> our goals is to become a self-sustaining organization, capable of
> executing
> meaningful outreach and education programs.  To get to this point, we will
> need the support of not only our members, but also our alumni, and the
> wider community.  Finally, we hope that this article will aid our efforts
> as we seek to ensure our continued existence on the land we cultivate.
> Thanks for the help.
> Krishna Ramanujan, EHCG Gardener, and Editor 
> Scout Report for Science and Engineering
> http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/report/sci-eng/current/index.html
> Email: kraman@cs.wisc.edu 
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