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Re: 23 cities funded back in eraly 80's for food gardening

  • Subject: Re: [cg] 23 cities funded back in eraly 80's for food gardening
  • From: "Dawn M. Ripley" <ripley@iglou.com>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 18:29:40 -0400

That's not quite accurate, Judy.  The dollars were federal (USDA), but
administered through the Cooperative Extension Service offices by way of
land-grant universities.

Dawn


At 05:53 PM 9/24/2001 EDT, Grow19@aol.com wrote:
>The funding came out of the Cooperative Extension Service, and originally 
>made available to 16 cities (hence it was known informally as the '16 Cities 
>Program." It was championed year after year by Sen. Jamie Whitten.  Then, by 
>some skillful manuevers, when federal programs were faced by percentage cuts 
>across the board, somehow the purpose of the program was restated and rather 
>than lose any dollars, the same dollars were made available to 23 cities 
>(then it became known informally as the "23 Cities Program").  When Whitten 
>leave the senate, so did the $ (so I recall).  Several attempts have been 
>made to find the USDA's formal records on the program (a prize to anyone who 
>can find them), but them seem to have vanished.
>
>Judy Tiger
>Washington DC
>
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