Community Gardening definition
- Subject: [cg] Community Gardening definition
- From: "Lynne Mayo" email@example.com
- Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 17:22:30 -0500
Community gardening builds bonds of trust amongst diverse peoples while
growing earth consciousness.
Lynne Mayo, 2420 17th Ave. South, Mpls., Mn. 55404, 612-722-7356wk,
(please note: 3 n¹s in Lynnne for email account.)
SEEJustice: Social, Economic, Ecological Justice
>Subject: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #1592 - 2 msgs
>Date: Sat, Nov 8, 2003, 1:00 PM
>Excellent question. I've been playing with defining
>'community garden' and 'community gardening' for a
>couple of days now, but it isn't as easy as it looks.
>I'll send a 'real' reply as soon as I'm happy enough
>with my words to share them. I think I'll also post
>Amanda's question to the internation CG list. I
>suspect there are 'global' and 'North American'
>Meanwhile, I'm hoping more people will reply. I'm very
>curious about this, too.
>At this point, I'm playing with:
>Community gardening cultivates community through
>gardening, and gardening through communities.
>Both 'community' and 'gardening' are essential to
>community gardening. Community gardening puts
>community first. Without gardening, community
>gardening doesn't exist.
>(In this, I respectfully differ from Jack, who sees
>community building as unquestionably the primary
>function of community gardening. Which illustrates my
>point - community gardening both needs and makes room
>for the Jacks (community organizers with a deep
>respect and affection for gardening), the Dons
>(hort/aggie types with deep respect and interest in
>community organizing), the Alritas (folks who want a
>place they can grow tomatoes and be with friends) and
>the Amandas (always asking questions! <:))
>Community gardening embraces diversity as it
>cultivates common ground.
>In North America, community gardening means working
>for greener, healthier and stronger communities
>through cooperative gardening-based projects at the
>CGs are cooperative efforts, even ‘allotment gardens’
>of individual plots. Community gardens involve shared
>space, shared effort and shared benefits.
>I haven't had this much fun since trying to define
>'sustainable' (as in 'sustainable agriculture') a
>'few' years ago in grad school!
>Enough for now - can't wait to see your definitions.
>And, Amanda, how about sending us _your_ definition in
>a week or so (to not bias your respondents)? By
>Thanksgiving? Again, thanks for a wonderful question.
>> 1. definition of community garden (Amanda Maria
>> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 14:59:06 -0500
>> From: Amanda Maria Edmonds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.com
>> Subject: [cg] definition of community garden
>> Here's a question for everyone...
>> If you had to define community garden/-ing in one or
>> two sentences, how
>> would you do it? I'm curious how people's
>> definitions vary.
>Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2003 12:11:55 +1100
>Subject: Re: [cg] Defining community gardening
>From: Tamsin Salehian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Don Boekelheide <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>A space where strangers become friends through gardening.
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