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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, prem@aristotle.net. 

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 
also taught. 


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