Dig Deeper: Community garden resources

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Some links from Chris:

My Community Gardens page

New York City Community Garden Coalition

Open Space Index Report, New Yorkers for Parks,

American Community Gardening Association, 

Histories of NYC Community Gardens

New York’s Community Gardens (1970s-2002): TreeBranch Network, Neighborhood Open Space Coalition

Community Gardens in New York City: the Lower East
Side of Manhattan (1960s-2002), Not Bored

Contemporary reports from the 2002 Settlement Agreement

Bringing Peace to the Garden of Tranquility, Richard
Stapleton, Land&People, Fall 1999, Trust for Public Land

Community Gardens Endangered Still, Anne Schwartz, Gotham
Gazette
, May 2001

Community Garden Negotiations, Anne Schwartz, Gotham
Gazette
, May 2002,

The 2010 Settlement Expiration and Proposed New Rules

Keeping the Gardens Green, NY Times editorial, 8/2/10

Green groups fear new community garden rules, Heather
Haddon, AM New York, 8/4/10

Coalition Seeks More Protection For Community Gardens,
Raanan Geberer, Brooklyn Eagle, 8/6/10

Time's Up Response To Benepe's Embarrassing NY Post
Community Garden Op-Ed, A Walk in the Park, 8/12/10

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Elizabeth Licata

Elizabeth Licata has been a regular writer for  Garden Rant since 2007, after contributing a guest rant about the overuse of American flags in front gardens. She lives and gardens in Buffalo, N.Y., which, far from the frozen wasteland many assume it to be, is a lush paradise of gardens, historic architecture, galleries, museums, theaters, and fun. As editor of Buffalo Spree magazine,  Licata helps keep Western New Yorkers apprised about what is happening in their region. She is also a freelance writer and art curator, who’s been published in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, ArtNews, Art in America, the Village Voice, and many other publications. She does regularly radio segments for the local NPR affiliate, WBFO.

Licata is involved with Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest free garden tour in the US and possibly the world,and has written the text for a book about Garden Walk. She has also written and edited several art-related books. Contact Elizabeth: ealicata at yahoo.com

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