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Re: Book on NYC Gardens

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Book on NYC Gardens
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 14:57:16 EST

If you go into the archives of this listserve about a year or so ago, you'll 
see some postings back and forth from the author and interested gardeners on 
the research that led up to "The Struggle for 
Eden: Community Gardens in New York" by Malve von Hassell. I know that I gave 
the author a tour of the Clinton Community Garden in Hell's Kitchen  and 
spent some time discussing my take on gardening below 14th Street.  As one of 
the early "seed bombers", and one of the backs that moved rocks with Adam 
Purple and later moved out ot the neighborhood, I shared some of my 

The author was appalled by the price that the publisher was asking for the 
book, and as she's a "normal person" like most of us, I tend to believe her. 

I have not read the book, but I've been told those who have that it is a 
serious piece of sociology.  

Best wishes.
Adam Honigman

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