RE: gardening information in multiple languages
Contact your local Seattle Dept of Agriculture, agricultural extension
dept., agricultural colleges. Then contact the USDA and if they're no help
the USIA. The US does alot of agricultural work overseas. Also, check out
the US Peace Corps for pamphlets in the languages that you need.
If you need organic gardening materials in Spanish , I would imagine that
the Cubans have some materials that you could access over the internet or by
contacting their embassies and trade offices in Canada, Mexico or by
contacting their cultural attache in the NYC UN Mission. Because of the
embargo, Cuba has had to almost exclusively rely on organic gardening
methods, and has been doing some remarkable things in this line.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yarrow Murphy [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 8:22 PM
> To: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: [cg] gardening information in multiple languages
> Dear Community Gardeners,
> Do you have access to gardening information available in languages
> other than English? I am trying to find out if there are any materials
> like this that exist already that my organization could reproduce and
> I am an Americorps member with an organization called Lettuce Link,
> which provides gardening resources and information to people with
> limited incomes in Seattle. We serve most of our clients through food
> banks. A large part of this population does not understand or read
> English. Thus, we are seeking basic vegetable gardening information to
> give to people when we give them seeds or gardening materials.
> Helpful information would include:
> * a list of vegetable names with their corresponding english words
> * basic instructions on how to start seeds in the garden: ie. spacing,
> how to water, keep moist, plant at the right time of year, loose soil,
> warmth, light etc.
> * container gardening
> * a planting chart for the Maritime Northwest
> * Tips for growing common vegetable crops (several crops on one or two
> If you have any information available in any language, if you have
> undertaken such an endeavor before, if you have tips on how to get such
> materials, or if you would like to help translate materials, please let
> me know. Your help would be a valuable contribution to others!
> Yarrow Murphy
> P. O. Box 31151
> Seattle, WA 98103
> community_garden maillist - firstname.lastname@example.org
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