Re: gardens with a (broader) purpose...?
- Subject: Re: [cg] gardens with a (broader) purpose...?
- From: Adam36055@aol.com
- Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 14:07:58 EDT
Please go to the ACGA website links page and read the pages of the community
gardens listed - almost all feed the hungry, have a strong educational
component, many have child care programs, work with seniors, provide a safe and
beautiful haven, building community in neighborhoods - from the ground up, where
there are few positive options for social cohesion.
Again, go to the links page, print out the pages of any number of gardens,
and offer it to your editor.
Also,a really good Rodale Book, "Grace from the Garden" offers some excellent
examples of how community gardens serve a beacons to their communities ( and
grow rather sweet organic tomatoes.)
Also, as magazine editors tend to be kind of brain dead on issues that are
out of their usual perview, another good, in print book is "Patch of Eden," on
inner city community gardens, by Patricia Hynes
I'm off to host a picnic for the first responders in Hell's Kitchen at the
Clinton Community Garden - I can attest that community gardening is more than
just being "green."
Clinton Community Garden
> Subj: [cg] gardens with a (broader) purpose...?
> Date: 9/24/05 11:45:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Sent from the Internet
> hi there. i'm a journalist and a wannabe community gardener. i pitched the
> idea of a piece on community gardening to a magazine with which i work,
> suggesting an examination of why belonging to a cg is such a fulfilling experience
> for so many. they responded that they'd rather cover a few particular
> gardens, preferably ones with prescribed additional purposes beyond gardening
> (raising money for charity, helping children in the community, etc.). in other
> words, they don't want to do something simply on community gardening (though i
> think that's compelling enough...) but are interested in hearing about gardens
> with particular community-related programs or connections. so...i'm asking
> members of all such gardens to let me know what you're up to. hopefully this
> will lead to a great article...or several.
> meanwhile--i'm based in nyc and interested in finding a cg with available
> space. i know that's hard to come by, but if any local gardens are currently
> open to applications, i'd love hearing about it. thanks very much. pam
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