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RE: Maintenance standards

  • Subject: RE: [cg] Maintenance standards
  • From: David Flanigan <david@greenthumbnyc.org>
  • Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 10:26:18 -0400
  • Encoding: 37 TEXT

Let me know how it goes.  We have not been able to come with standards for our gardens in NYC because the uique nature of each garden.

David Flanigan
Director of Operations
City of New York/Parks&Recreation GreenThumb
Phone: 212-788-8066  Fax:  212-788-8052


-----Original Message-----
From:	Jack N. Hale [SMTP:jackh@knoxparks.org]
Sent:	Thursday, May 03, 2001 9:37 AM
To:	Community Garden List Serve
Subject:	[cg] Maintenance standards

Hi folks-
We are about to forge a new general agreement with the City of Hartford to
cover use of City-owned property for community gardens.  We want to use the
process to clarify our relationship with the City, and also to prod
gardeners who are sometimes lax about maintaining the appearance and general
condition of their gardens.  We obviously dont want to make the standards
so tight and detailed that the only thing that will work is a paved parking
lot that gets swept twice a day, but we do want to make them detailed enough
so that they will limit opportunities for disagreement over what people are
supposed to do.  City codes and ordinances will be some help, but Im
looking for other suggestions.
I figure we need to deal with
-         grass and weeds (height)
-         snow removal from sidewalks
-         litter pick-up
-         structures/fences
-         storage of materials on site
-         garden waste/composting
I sure would appreciate your thoughts.
We are supposed to put this to bed next Wednesday morning
Thanks.
Jack Hale
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