Save the Dowling Community Garden
- Subject: [cg] Save the Dowling Community Garden
- From: "Corrie Zoll" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 12:51:31 -0500
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- Thread-topic: Save the Dowling Community Garden
Some of you will get multiple copies of this message. My apologies.
It's worth your time.
The Minneapolis School Board will vote September 30 on a proposal to
build a new middle school on the site of the Dowling Community Garden.
The Dowling Community Garden was established as a "Victory Garden" in
1943, and celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. We know of only
one garden in the United States - Fenway Gardens in Boston - that has
been continually used as a community garden longer than Dowling. Dowling
is a historically valuable and unique green space asset that cannot be
replaced. The garden serves more than 200 gardeners, plus dog-walkers,
families with children, and others.
Please show your support for the Dowling Community Garden.
1. Contact Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson BEFORE
SEPTEMBER 9 (when the board presents the proposal) and let her know that
the garden is important. Carol.email@example.com
2. Contact Minneapolis City Council Member Sandra Colvin Roy at the
City's web site
3. Contact Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Attend the School Board's informational meetings:
Wednesday, Sept 10
Ann Sullivan Communications Center
3100 28th Street East, Minneapolis
Monday, September 15
South High School
3131 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis
5. Attend the public hearing on this issue:
Tuesday, September 16
807 Broadway Ave Northeast, Minneapolis
6. Help the good people at Dowling Community Garden to spread the word:
Visit the Dowling Community Garden web site
Here is an article from the Minneapolis StarTribune describing the
Also, a letter to the Editor from August 28 (scroll down a bit)
Here you'll find contact information for school board members:
Some historical information about Victory Gardens:
Also, feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.
Corrie Zoll, Program Director
A program of The Green Institute
2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 110
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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