RE: a public herb garden
I don't know if you've visited us during one of the NY Green Thumb/ Summer
Solstice celebrations at the Clinton Community Garden,
http://www.clintoncommunitygarden.org , but a public herb garden plot on the
eastern area of the garden has been maintained by volunteers for a very long
time. We ask garden key holders ( we have over 2,000) to take whatever
springs of herbs they need, but not to rip out whole plants. It has worked
well and is a favorite feature of our garden.
Great luck. Hope to see you sometime soon,
Clinton Commuity Garden
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> From: Kitasei [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2000 8:25 PM
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> Subject: [cg] a public herb garden
> I belong to a CSA (community supported agriculture)group that receives its
> fruit and vegetables at a community center in the Bronx. Because of the
> difficulty of delivering herbs (they wilt and it's very labor intensive to
> pack) the farmer has agreed to grow plugs for us to plant at the site. My
> idea is to have a raised bed (or pots?), with enough herbs for our members
> and the people who use the center to share. I am also thinking of having a
> rain barrel and watering can with a sign asking people to help by
> and scissors on a string for them to "take what they need and leave the
> rest." Does anyone have any experience trying something so rational? so
> utopian? If it works in the Bronx, surely it will work anywhere..
> Advice gratefully accepted.
> Hilary Kitasei
> Riverdale CSA and Community Garden "Endor"
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