Re: new and forming
- Subject: Re: [cg] new and forming
- From: Adam36055@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 21:08:27 EST
Good luck! You contacted the listserv of the American Community Gardening
Association ("ACGA"), the voice of 10,000 community gardens throughout the
United States and Canada.
A definition: "A community garden is a public garden created by some members
of a community for the use and enjoyment of the community as a whole. It
usually is developed on waste or borrowed land, may be just food producing, a
public garden or a mixture of both. Unlike centrally planned municipal parks,
community gardens grow organically from the neighborhoods they are gardens because
of their ad-hoc nature are vulnerable and extremely accountable to the
neighborhoods they serve. They have to "earn
their stripes," every season, in the community's perception."
For starters, please go to the ACGA website, American Community Gardening
Association which has a wealth of information on all kinds of community garden
topics garnered the "hard way," over decades - "invented wheels" in other
words. Please take any of the "wheels" that you think "will fit your wagon," and
roll with them.
One area of the site that should be of interest to you is - "Starting a
Community Garden," ACGA: Starting a CG , a generic laying out of process in
organizing a community garden. But just making yourself a pot of your favorite hot
beverage, sipping as you go from one page to another on the ACGA website, and
printing up the pages you want, will give you so very, very much.
There are a number of fantastic ACGA publications to buy, cheaper, of course
if you join the ACGA ( entry is the price of a pizza and beer - $25) and this
listserv is read by hundreds of great community gardeners almost
In Florida links -
1)Sarasota Community Gardens:
2) Gainsville Community Gardens:
3) Here is the website of my 27 year old home garden in NYC, the Clinton
Community Garden, that has our govenrnance documents and guidelines as pages -
please feel free to use any of those "invented wheels," if you want - Clinton
4) I've attached a talk and bibliography of CG sources that will probably
attach OK to your yahoo address, but not to the listserv mailing.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitiate to address them to this
listserv, and it would be an amazingly good thing - and great karma for your
garden, if you joined the ACGA..
Clinton Community Garden
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