Re: Philadelphia Community Garden Network Meetings and the group
- View SourceAt the moment there is some awareness of this group. I've been
trying to promote the group more. It is difficult getting the word
out without organizational or financial backing. Most of the
promotion so far has been zero cost links and word of mouth.
Currently we are listed as a resource on a few sites like (ACGA)
American Community Gardening Association. I believe the
Horticultural society is somewhat aware of this group I'm not sure
about NGA or Philly Green. Promoting the group is rather a slow
progress due to a few causes mostly from lack of representation to
the other garden networks and the general slowness of word of mouth
During the first meeting we had talked about trying to start a few
shared resources such as:
1. Garden to garden seed trade (Pending)
2. Multi-garden bulk purchasing (Pending)
3. General knowledge and skilled labor sharing. (Slow progress
mostly forum based at the moment.)
4. Community garden forum (established)
5. Community garden List (Created but not in use yet)
6. Group Contact list (Created but not in use yet)
7. Monthly meetings (established but dormant as of the moment)
8. Local Material source list (Pending)
9. Web site lists of relevant subjects and resources (started
Unfortunately a lot of these resources that we would like to start
really do depend on multiple community gardens and their willingness
to participate in them. As a start for some of the resources I had
started a few resource lists in the database section of this site to
facilitate some means of organization and garden representation.
Unfortunately they have yet to be filled out.
Urban redevelopment is a big problem to contend with there are lots
of methods to try to deal with this problem. I'm not sure what your
garden has tried so far to deal with this issue. I'm sure I could
put together a list with a few of methods to try if you would like
them. Off the bat, I can point you to an article that was published
last year in the Philadelphia inquirer. In it lists a few ideas on
what can be done to confront this issue and talks about how to
legally gain rights to the land your garden is on.
The article can be found at:
I hope that answers some of your questions.
--- In email@example.com, tracy <tracy@c...> wrote:
> Is the NGA, Philly Green or the Horticultural society aware of
> I would love to be a part of a bigger network of community
> would be nice to share resources. For instance right now our
garden is in
> danger of being developed.
> Help save the Bodine Street Community Garden!