Re: [permaculture-96] Community Gardening Opportunities

From: Koreen B.
Sent on: Friday, December 4, 2009 2:34 AM
One thing to consider for the site with contamination is using microbes or fungi that can clean it up. That would send quite a statement to the powers that be. It is so easy to clean up toxicity in many cases, by using nature's tools. 

--- On Thu, 12/3/09, Vickie King-Burns <[address removed]> wrote:

> From: Vickie King-Burns <[address removed]>
> Subject: [permaculture-96] Community Gardening Opportunities
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:02 AM
> Wow! A few days ago we had a call for
> community gardening opportunities. We now have 4! Each has
> their own unique traits. Our ultimate goal is to provide a
> Food Bank of locally produced food. I am extending an
> invitation for all those that are interested in assisting
> their community to please step forward.
> 
> Our 4
> opportunities are:
> 
> 1. There is a 1000 s.f. space
> in the Gillespie Park neighborhood in downtown Sarasota that
> is shovel ready to garden. It needs to be weeded &
> planted.
> 
> 2. We have been invited to do a joint
> venture with the Sarasota Slow Food movement to provide
> assistance with container gardening in the Tallevast
> Community. Many of you may have read the article in the
> paper. This is a community that has experienced soil &
> ground water pollution from nearby industrial parks. 
> 
> 3. There is a large tract of land in Northport
> (about 45 min from SRQ) that we could have a great
> opportunity to design & cultivate. This could be a long
> term project. Carpooling would be provided.
> 
> 4.
> There is a garden in the Orange Park neighborhood in
> downtown Sarasota that has space allocated. I need to make
> contact with the community organizer and obtain more info on
> this one.
> 
> Please respond and let us know what you
> are able to provide. It's a great opportunity to help
> your community and meet other people with similar interests.
> Please don't feel like if you can't haul 50 lbs of
> dirt, we don't need your help!!!!! There are multiple
> layers of tasks to be done to implement even one of these
> opportunities. Anything you can do will be greatly
> appreciated.
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