Community Gardens Fighting Hunger in Arkansas
- Subject: [cg] Community Gardens Fighting Hunger in Arkansas
- From: Adam36055@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 20:44:00 EDT
I've talked to you in the past about the Dunbar Community Garden in Little
Rock, AR in the past - here is a list of more garden groups fighting hunger
in that state from the Arkansas Hunger Coalition website:
Community Gardens in Arkansas
Brinkley (Monroe Co.) "Lots of community gardens"--Contact person: Eugenia
Hockett, Monroe Co. Cooperative Extension Service, 870-747-3397.
Fayetteville (Washington Co.) Contact person: Kathy Thompson
Fort Smith (Sebastian Co.) Ragon Homes Community Garden--run by minority
single mothers, now in 4th season. Contact person: Ms. Blanche Smith,
Jacksonville (Pulaski Co.) Sunnyside Housing Community Garden--Contact
person: Nancy Winterbauer at Pulaski Co. Cooperative Extension Service, phone
Little Rock (Pulaski Co.) The Pulaski Co. Cooperative Extension Service
assists small community gardens, typically in housing projects, from year to
year. Volunteers with a commitment to helping people as well to gardening are
needed. Contact Nancy Winterbauer at 340.6650.
Dunbar Community Garden, 18th & Chester Sts. Little Rock, AR--Education
garden in its 9th season; project co-sponsored by City of Little Rock and
AUGER. Contact person: Pratt Remmel, 501.348.8700, email@example.com.
Inner City FutureNet, 15th & Bishop Sts., Little Rock, AR, 72202 --Partner of
Heifer Project International. Neighborhood youth raise tilapia fish and worms
in greenhouse; also sell garden produce. Contact person: Rev. Howard Gardner,
Levy Youth Garden. Contact person: Carla Nadzam, 835-3649.
Pulaski Garden Center, 12400 County Farm Road, Little Rock, AR
72212--County-sponsored allotment garden. Contact person: Bill Morris,
Oak Forest Community Garden, 25th and S. Monroe Streets, Little Rock, AR
72204--Neighborhood garden co-sponsored by the UALR and City of Little Rock.
Contact person: Tom Frothingham, 501.868.5827.
Romine Interdistrict School Garden, 24000 Romine Rd. Little Rock, AR 72204,
501.228.3086. Contact person: Diane Langley, 3rd-grade teacher.
Seeds of Life, 2615 W. 15th St., Little Rock, AR 72202. Project of LTC
(Love-Truth-Care) Ministries. Suspended in summer 2000 due to family illness.
Contact person: Dawn Jackson, 501.224.8958; or Jim Phillips, 501.374.8477.
We Care, P.O. Box 208, Wrightsville, AR 72183. Community garden--vegetables
are grown and distributed to the needy. Elderly people get help tilling their
home gardens. Phone 501.897.5094.
Woodruff Community Garden, 7th and Brown Streets Little Rock, AR 72205.
Contact person: Jayne Cia, 501.661.9753.
Marianna (Lee Co.) Contact person: Elizabeth Jones at Lee County Cooperative
Extension Service, 870.295.7720.
Mountain View (Stone Co.)
North Little Rock (Pulaski Co.) North Little Rock Community
Garden--Neighborhood garden sponsored by City of North Little Rock. Contact
person: Dan Scott, 501.340.5394, fax 501.340.5314.
Pine Bluff (Jefferson Co.) Jefferson County Extension Service Gardens--Two
established gardens, one with canning kitchen. Contact persons: Vanessa Woods
or Vetriss Strong, 870.534.1033.
Springdale (Washington Co.). Hannah's Glory Garden, 20846 S. Vanzant Rd.
Springdale, AR 72764-9525--Garden and canning kitchen run by families
learning self-sufficiency. Contact person: Cate Brumley, 501.789.5679 (phone)
or 501.789.5679 (fax).
Texarkana (Miller Co.) Miller County Community Garden, 400 Laurel St., Suite
319, Texarkana, AR 71854-5289--Received a minigrant from Ark. Hunger
Coalition in 1997. Contact person in 1997 was Laura Goodwin.
Van Buren (Crawford Co.) D.I.G.'N.' I.T. ("Developing Increased Gardening
and Nutrition Intelligence Together"), 305 Webster St., Van Buren, AR
72956.--Community garden, primarily managed by and for children in housing
project. Program run by Cooperative Extension Service's Family Education
Program and the Van Buren Housing Authority. Nutrition education and foodways
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