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Re: Re: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #2079 - 1 msg

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Re: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #2079 - 1 msg
  • From: michele tranes michele.tranes@gmail.com
  • Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 10:17:43 -0500

Hi,
I'm new to the list, so I'm not familiar with how things usually go,
but this is a rather strong, negative first impression.  I thought the
request for info was polite and straight-forward and did not deserve
the scathing response.  Perhaps it had a cooler academic tone than
normal speech, but it was not impolite or demanding.
In response to the query, when setting up a community garden in a
city, I think people would use the same considerations as setting up a
garden anywhere else- access to light, water, the quality of the soil,
etc.  How tall are the buildings surrounding the site?  Will the
garden get adequate sun exposure?  The previous use of the site should
be considered.  Will extensive clean-up be needed before a garden can
be planted?  Is there any contamination on the site?  What are the
costs of remediation?  What is the population that will benefit from
the garden?  What is the population that will be working at the
garden?  How close is the site to these two groups?  These questions
may not be directly related to the distance from a neighborhood if the
garden will be associated with a businesses' customers or employees. 
I think it's awesome that you're using GIS for this- it's a very
powerful tool, so it should work really well.
I hope this has been helpful, and I hope that responses that I see on
the list on the future are a little more polite.
Michele Tranes


On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 21:29:27 -0500, adam36055@aol.com <adam36055@aol.com> wrote:
> This has to be cultural - or generational, or whatever. Maybe I didn't get the memo that excluded the word, "please," from requests or queries, but I can't be alone in disbelief that a Doctoral candidate for a reputable university can write a query, for other people to give her input, and footnotes for her dissertation WITHOUT USING THE WORD "PLEASE."
> 
> Has a memo gone out that has removed this word from our language? I know that I hear it an awful lot often than the work F#@K therse days.
> 
> Please advise - I believe that I may have missed this change cultural phenomena, interaction along the Internet, and mass media. along with "American idol.
> 
> Puzzled,
> Adam Honigman
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: BHATTARYA,SHEFALI <shefali@ufl.edu>
> To: community_garden@mallorn.com
> Sent: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 13:00:07 -0500 (EST)
> Subject: [cg] Re: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #2079 - 1 msg
> 
> Hello Everyone,
> 
> I am Shefali Bhattarya, a doctoral student at University of Florida. I had introduced myself to listserver once earlier sometime back. Currently I am working on my dissertation which focuses on developing a strategy for integrating Urban Agriculture (community gardens) in the city masterplan. I am right now interviewing the local gardeners to find out the benefits of gardening to them. From speaking to many gardeners now, I have come to know that they all feel that benefits from community gardening are vast and diverse.
> 
> Another component of my research deals with proposing some more (new) suitable sites in Gainesville for community gardens. But before this I have to identify some preconditions to community gardening for the City of Gainesville and therefore have to define a criteria for proposing new garden sites. I am using GIS for this. I would like to seek your suggestions for this component of my research.
> 
> I am looking for various criteria (both formal research based and non research based are OK with me) for proposing new garden sites in a city (e.g. nearness to a neighborhood or nearness to bus route etc). I would appreciate if you all can provide some input in this. I am eager to see what the criteria are and if they differ from city to city depending upon city characteristics e.g. city size etc. or they are more or less the same.
> 
> Hope to hear from you.
> 
> Thanks much.
> 
> Shefali
> 
> On Tue Mar 15 13:00:16 EST 2005, community_garden-admin@mallorn.com wrote:
> 
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> BHATTARYA,SHEFALI
> 
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