Growing Community Roots


| November/December 2008


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Farming in the City 

The joy of community gardening isn’t just for city dwellers, it’s also for those in rural areas, small towns or suburbs. The American Community Garden Association wants to improve the quality of life through gardening and greening in rural communities – as well as urban – throughout the United States and Canada.

Be sure to add your community garden to its database. For more information, call 877-ASK-ACGA or 614-645-1537, or visit the Web site at www.CommunityGarden.org. Also visit www.GardenSites.info for another directory of community gardens throughout the United States.

Several community gardens in rural area or towns:

  • St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden and Labyrinth, Phoenixville, Penn., www.StJohnsUCC.com/garden/garden.htm  
  • Newport Community Garden, Newport, Rhode Island. Contact: Nicki Vasquez, nikkivazquez@cox.net
  • Rural Oregon: Ashland, ACGarden@mind.net; Astoria, Sunny.Hunt@oregonstate.edu; Coos Bay, contact: Nathan Sandwick, nsandwick@sbpac.com; Lincoln City, contact: JoDana Bright Taylor, jodana@charter.net






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