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Four season, Large scale, gardening projects.

Posted by mddezyne mn (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 26, 09 at 1:22

I am currently trying to collect information on 4 season gardening projects that are community based within a larger structure. This is something I am doing a paper about, the viability of a 4 season indoor community gardening project.

I am located in Minnesota, so I am wondering if anyone has heard of any projects that are taking place in northern climates say, at, or above 45 degrees latitude. I haven't had any luck finding any information of larger scale projects, my interest is that some of the abandoned buildings (after some work was done), could be retro-fitted to work with this like a large greenhouse. Links or directions are welcome.
Thank you.

Mike


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RE: Four season, Large scale, gardening projects.

Chicago has several things going on. Check out City Farm and Growing Power (in Chicago and Milwaukee). I used to volunteer for City Farm during the winter by going to the Garfield Park Conservatory to water and plant seeds in the greenhouse. The greenhouse was usable by any community group. We had a section of space and were right next to other similar groups starting seeds, teaching kids about plants, etc. Google any of these organizations to find more info. Also check out Greens Grow in Philadelphia. They grow plants hyrdoponically on an EPA designated superfund lot. It's high tech, but an interesting way to use space that would otherwise take decades to remediate the soil for growing food.


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RE: Four season, Large scale, gardening projects.

We have something like that going on in a Lousiana community garden. Why dont'you contact me?


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