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Community Garden

Posted by
Vix Kennedy - S.E. Michigan
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Tue, May 18, 99 at 15:59

Hello out there! I am designing a community garden
that has as its primary target the physically, mentally,
emotionally and dysfunctionally disabled people, including
children. This is termed an "enabling garden."

Because this garden is to be on municipal property, my
committee has had to jump through quite a few
hoops to get to our present point. If there are any designers out there who wish to know more about our plans and what hoops we had to negotiate, please
let me know and I will respond ASAP. ~~~Vix

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RE: Community Garden

Hi Vix,
Where are you located?

RE: Community Garden

Hi Bob! fancy finding you here!!! remember to keep me in mind for volunteer work when you get things started. I'm deep in the throes of trying to refurbish and redesign and replant the Native Plant Exhibition Garden at Furstenberg Nature Center. I't been nice because I've had great support from Natural Area Preservation, and the advantage is that it's already in a park-owned area. I'm learning alot about both volunteer recruitment and organinization, teaching, and of course the plants themselves. let me know how things are going up there!

RE: Community Garden

I am from Phx. Az. I need to find info. on stating a community garden in my neborhood if you could help me it would be appreciated

RE: Community Garden

I am a landscape designer in cincinnati ohio and i get commissions for work on municipal properties from time to time also. I am interested to know what kinds of legal hoops u have encountered. Permits, funding, authorizations, town council meetings, etc. These are all part of the fun (haha!!)and i would love to compare notes. Maybe we could exchange some useful tips too!

RE: Community Garden

Your project sounds really interesting .I have been trying to get a youth run community garden going. The therapeutic, social, and economic benefits are enormous. It Is difficult to get a group that will sponsor it. I believe that the funding will prove less difficult. Any ideas? Thanks!


Hello! I am doing a research project on community gardening and am wondering if anyone out there has any good sources (sites, books, magazines, etc.)so I can get to know the subject.

Thank you,


RE: Community Garden

I am currently trying to begin a non profit organization in my area which will promote gardening and the arts in schools and low-income communities. If anyone has any information that they feel may be useful, I would appreciate it. If there is anything that I might be able to help with, let me know. We can compare notes and suggestions. Peace:) Cindy

RE: Community Garden

I am a town and regional planner student doing my thesis on urban agriculture. I would like to get some information on community gardens

RE: Community Garden

Hi ... my name is Desiree and I would love to know what processes people or groups have gone through in order to set up a Community Based garden ... as a working living breathing asset for people and children from all walks of life ... Any information or inspiration would be gratefully recieved ...
thanks ... and good luck in your quest if you are doing anything similar

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