RE: info on numbers of community gardens
Research in the archive of this listserve should prove invaluable:
The links of the American Community Gardening Assocation (ACGA) Listserve
I'd also read the the Trust for Public Land Website:
http://www.igc.apc.org/tpl/ with care.
Community gardening is not only a North American phenomenon: it is also
European. The community garden plots in the suburbs of Paris, for example,
were started in the 19th century as a way of keeping male industrial workers
from the provinces out of the bars and away from the type of political
agitators that created the amusements of 1848. There is an extensive network
of German & English community gardens as well.
An Interesting book for you to read:
Ed. Wilson, P.L. & Weinberg, B, "Avant Gardening: Ecological Struggle In The
City & The World" NewYork: Autonomedia 1999 a mixed-bag collection of
essays on Community Gardening in NYC's lower east side. The website is
There are other people working in this area like Malve von Hassel &
researchers in St. Louis and Toronto that you can access by looking them up
in this listerver's archives.
Let us know how your paper works out. Maybe if it's good, the ACGA will put
it up on their server. However, the competition is pretty good.
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> Hi - I wasn't able to send an email from within the wwb browser, so I'm
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> I'm working on a paper about communtiy gardens - whle I focus on
> gardens in Minneapolis, I want to show the growth in number of
> community gardnes in Minneapolis as part of a national trend. Can you
> tell me where to find data to support the contention that recent
> decades have seen the emergence of hundred of community gardens in
> urban vacant lots across the US?
> Has anyone done a survey or a count of community gardens across the
> Any national, regional or urban level data would be very helpful.
> Thank you very much for any and all help.
> Hilda Kurtz
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