Re: Fwd: ACGA Conference Research follow-up
- Subject: Re: [cg] Fwd: ACGA Conference Research follow-up
- From: Adam36055@aol.com
- Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 08:26:25 EDT
Please sign me on to the researcher's list serve.
Suggestion: In addition to scholarly research, we should also have a central
file of non-specialist articles and editorials on community gardens, pro and
con (from NYC the August 2001 Daily News Editorial "Garden Weasels" as a
negative, the all too rare cg pieces by The NY Times' Anne Raver as a
positive.) While this is work, some scholar-squirrel ( to use Gore Vidal's
term for academic researcher) may be able to base a Master's thesis or better
on an analysis of public perception of community gardens as seen in the
media. It's always good to show the carrot when work is proposed...
A book for your list, Anna (that you might have picked up last July when you
were in NYC.)
Garden Guide: New York City
Nancy Berner, Susan Lowry,
Joseph de Sciose (Photographer)
Format: Hardcover, 362pp.
Publisher: Little Bookroom
Pub. Date: May 2002
Retail: $19.99 ( you can get it from Barnes & Noble for $15.96)
This lovely pocket-sized book is a sensitive and intelligent illustrated
guide to NYC's public gardens. "Garden Guide: New York City" is a
breakthrough for community gardens in terms of public perception and
reecognition. The gardens are listed by borough and neighborhood, and
community garden ( which have a good part of this book) are listed no
differently than the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Wave
Hill or the secret garden at the Frick.
It is also a pretty little book, suitable for the holiday season. Whipping
out a copy of "Garden Guide: New York City" in front of one of your local
greening pooh-bahs and saying, "How come we don't have one of these?" might
get the competitive juices going, some more recognition for community gardens.
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