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RE: Re:abandonment of plots


Good ideas! Also, at the CCG in addition to the annual meeting we have
monthly steering committee meetings which are open to the public to which
garden members can come to  and address concerns. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Gretchen Kraas [SMTP:lilphed@megsinet.net]
> Sent:	Thursday, March 16, 2000 1:39 PM
> To:	community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject:	[cg] Re:abandonment of plots
> I am sure that you have received many great ideas, but here's one more!
> One of the gardens in Michigan makes it explicit in their sign-up 
> materials what work is to be expected (and why--not just because "we 
> like it better that way"-->that might help the people who say they want 
> a "natural" look) and also that, if there are problems, the gardeners 
> will have 10 days to correct it, or there garden will be tilled under.
> If you are worried about the reaction these long time gardeners will 
> have, or what kind of publicity they will give your group because of 
> these regulations, it might be worth while to have some sort of general 
> garden meeting, with a truly open discussion, about the problems all the 
> gardeners face when one gardener (or more) lets their plot go natural.  
> In this discussion, where everybody gets to talk about their feelings on 
> the matter, the "natural" gardeners might come to their own realization 
> about how they should care for their garden, or even get to discuss what 
> they would like out of the garden (maybe only to help someone else with 
> a plot a couple of times in exchange for some of the harvest).  A 
> discussion might help everybody's needs get met with a minimal amount of 
> hostility...
> Just a few suggestions--hope they give you some ideas :)
> Gretchen
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