FW: community garden leadership
- Subject: FW: [cg] community garden leadership
- From: "Sally McCabe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 09:53:29 -0400
- Importance: Normal
Title: [cg] community garden leadership
Hello ACGA members,
I am a Landscape Architecture Masters Degree
Candidate at California State Polytechnic University, in Pomona California, and
doing some research on successful community gardens. Right now i am
particularly interested in what keeps gardens successful over time and what
values must be present in the people who take it upon themselves to keep these
projects going. I would like to ask you some questions, hoping that your
collective knowledge can give me some insight.
1. How did your community garden project
begin? was there an expressed need in the community? Who spearheaded
the initial organizing (one person/group of people)?
2. Do successfull community gardens need
and organizational structure? How is your garden organized? How are
decisions reached? Is there a person or group serving as an admistrative
body - a 'leader'? If so, how do they operate?
3. For a community garden project to be
successful, what traits should be present in the gardens
coordinating/administrative body? How can these traits be fostered in
other garden members so that the garden can sustain itself over
If you could lend me your opinions on these
matters, i would greatly apprieciate it. Thank you for taking time out of
your day to share your knowledge.