Fw: build-com Re: community gardens

H. C. Covington (ach1@sprynet.com)
Tue, 9 Jun 1998 20:04:10 -0500


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From: Anita <AJSchrodt@att.net>
To: build-com@spruce.libertynet.org <build-com@spruce.libertynet.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 09, 1998 3:02 PM
Subject: build-com Re: community gardens


Gigi

In Wichita, a local hospital (hospitals are really big these days on
"prevention" programs, which usually means community outreach) offered the
use of vacant land it owns for a community garden. In this case, the
hospital went further by contributing or lining up donated manpower,
backhoeing to prepare the garden, fencing, etc. The plot had been used as
an
unofficial dump site. . .

Also, the city, which has hundreds of vacant lots from condemning homes and
other unsafe structures, has finally offered to let neighborhood
associations use them for community gardens.

The extension service assists by hooking a group one of its volunteer
master
gardeners, when possible. . . .

Anita Schrodt
The Wichita Eagle
Wichita, KS
AJSchrodt@att.net