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RE: Looking for CG News & Ideas re: Gulf Coast

  • Subject: [cg] RE: Looking for CG News & Ideas re: Gulf Coast
  • From: "Alliums" garlicgrower@green-logic.com
  • Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 08:12:18 -0400
  • Thread-index: AcW8t6Js+uYklJ5oSva/dZDDwbGgjwBJE7ng

Hi, Folks!

I agree with Libby that before we start sending seeds, Gulf Coast gardeners
need to know that the land that they are planting on isn't a toxic mess that
is only going to give them more problems down the line.

This list contains lots of people that know plenty about looking for
toxins/contaminants in soil and remediating and/or getting the funding to
get the lead out (bad pun, but appropriate).  I think our best bet is to
help folks find out if their land is safe for growing and if not, how to
remediate/advocate for clean land so that they can grow truly healthy food
for their community.

All of us are awash with seeds and can send pounds at a moment's notice.
Let's help the Gulf Coast have clean land for growing first, then send seeds
when we know we aren't going to be contributing to people's health problems.

Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden and Labyrinth

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