Back from SLC
- Subject: [cg] Back from SLC
- From: "Jack N. Hale" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 15:51:49 -0400
- Importance: Normal
Hello List Servants-
We're back from the ACGA conference in Salt Lake City. What a great way to
spend 3 days!
We didn't manage to cobble up a list serve caucus, but I talked with a bunch
of folks whose names appear frequently.
I sat across the table from Fred Conrad at one meal. Didn't get to talk
much because my attention was taken by 2 wild community garden activists
from a suburb of Salt Lake City. Monica and Missy just started their first
garden and can't wait to get going on the next one.
I spent a good deal of time with Anna Wasecha, the queen of the list serve.
She introduced me to the best "Hollywood" community garden movie ever. Get
"Joe's Apartment" and watch it today. The talking, singing, dancing
cockroaches are astounding. Unfortunately, in a less commercial film shown
at the same event ("Dirt"), we learned that part of a real community garden
was destroyed to create a set for the film. Sometimes life is way too
Sally Anne Sadler, the ACGA web wrangler, was there from Seattle. Got more
details on the fire bombing of her office by eco-terrorists (speaking of
"way too strange").
You may recall Adam Honigman's posting about the compost wedding (an article
from the New Yorker). Well, Jon Rowley, the compost groom and head of the
Interbay P-patch in Seattle showed up in Salt Lake to give us all the dirt.
He's a remarkable guy and had lots to share about the weekly composting
parties and related social events at their garden. His stories really show
how to put the community in community gardening. Word has it that Jon has
volunteered to serve on the ACGA board.
Speaking of serving on the board, perpetual board member Sally McCabe, was
there from Philadelphia. I just don't know what ACGA would do without all
the time and attention and love she puts into it.
I'm sure there were lots of other list serve members in SLC, but we'll have
to wait until next year to get everybody together face to face. Speaking of
next year, we couldn't get Adam to come to SLC) some lame excuse about
saving the world or something), so next year we are going to him. The ACGA
annual conference will be July 25-28, 2002, in New York City, I think at
Columbia University. Mark your calendar now. It's going to be a great one.
Adam's in charge of planning the list serve party.
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